Old and New Volume 8

Old and New Volume 8

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...(" Schwartz-Gelb" are the Austrian colors), of which the scene is laid in 1850, --a time when all Europe was pretty well shaken up. It deals with so many political intrigues and conspirators, and skips about so from Vienna to Paris, and all over the Continent, that it is out of the question to keep the thread of it, at least without a slate and pencil. There are oases where the reader meets a pleasant pair of lovers, and enjoys their society and surroundings for a space: but they disappear suddenly, not to recur before they are forgotten; while he (the reader) is too often unpleasantly left alone in rooms where the most interesting characters in the book lie dead with daggers in their breasts. This is the confusion of ideas incident upon reaching the end of the second volume. Further, my leaves are still uncut. Possibly those who endure unto the end may be saved. Herrn Didier's Landhaus2 tires the brain not half so much, and pays very well to read. The heroine is French, and the hero is German. They meet, and are actually betrothed on the very day when the German troops approached Paris, after Sedan, in the "Landhaus" of the title, --a villa in Boissy. This lying-down together of the lamb and the lion is rather surprising; but it is cheerfully described in a light and natural manner which averts criticism. We get hereby a life-picture of the exciting events of that time from a moderate German's point of view. s. H. 'Schwartz-Gelb. By Alfred Meissner. Leipzig, 1872. 2 Herrn Didier's Landhaus. By Levin Schtlcklng. Hannover, 1872. CHERBULIEZ. A New volume by this author is always a treat. Whatever subject he discusses he makes brilliant by his sparkling wit. The present volume upon literature and art1 contains his articles upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556763
  • 9781236556769