The Bookman; A Review of Books and Life Volume 5

The Bookman; A Review of Books and Life Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Jonas Stadling, the author, was the companion of Tolstoy, with whom he bore the fatigues of travel, and went in and out of plague and famine-stricken huts; and his experiences recounted in this book have been gathered by observation and from eye-witnesses and reliable authorities. But the personal element is not lacking, for we have a chapter on " Tolstoy's Table Talk," and one on the author's "First Acquaintance with Count Tolstoy," besides much interesting memorabilia scattered through its pages. The book is one that appeals to the humanitarian, the philosopher, the sociologist, and the lover of travel. Picturesque in style, teeming with human interest, full of information gleaned at first hand, and glowing with imaginative colour and forcefulness of expression, In the Land of Tolstoy is one of the most invaluable human documents and indispensable records of research on the subject that have been published on the Russian social and religious problems. The work is beautifully and extensively illustrated; the illustrations deriving a higher value from the fact that they have been drawn by one of Sweden's foremost living artists from photographs taken by Herr Stadling duringhis sojourn in the country. The increased interest taken in India has caused the publication lately of several volumes on different phases of life in that country, one of which, Fifty Years' Reminiscences of India, is a retrospect of travel, adventure, and sport, by Colonel Pollok, of the Madras Staff Corps, and is published by Mr. Edward Arnold. The love of hunting is strong in the AngloSaxon race, and a book of sport is always a welcome source of delight whether the reader be active in the field or merely an easy-chair hunter. "The jungle is the...show more

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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635655
  • 9781236635655