Louisa Kirkbride

Louisa Kirkbride : A Tale of New York (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Louisa Kirkbride: A Tale of New York There is no need of stating, in so many terms, What the reader of these pages is to expect With regard to these vari ous points. This is not, certainly, a novel having for its only object Z'cmf pour Z'an', although in the mind of the writer, art ought not to be discarded far from it. This is an American work of fiction describing human life in the city of New York. It is also a serious book, very serious indeed, and aims at the reformation of abuses. Within these few years, all Americans, Without almost any excep tion - let it be said to their honor - have been most loud and emphatic in their denunciation of the many social evils that have crept into the commonwealth, and appear to threaten it With dissolution. Some even have gone so far as openly to despair, and see scarcely any possibility of coming back to the former path of virtue. Many in Europe gloat over this sudden destruction of our boasted fabric, and do not fail to revive the assertions of those Who had 'foretold it many years ago. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 735g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 11 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243303874
  • 9780243303878