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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vol. II.

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vol. II. by John L. Stephens The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, are about to rediscover Mayan civilization. Their guide, slashing through the rampant growth with his machete, leads … Continue reading »

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The Marble Faun – Volume 2

The Marble Faun – Volume 2 by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun is Hawthorne’s most unusual romance. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, gothic novel, and travel guide. Hawthorne was inspired to write his romance when … Continue reading »

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The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain When you dive into Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad, you have to be ready to learn more about the unadorned, ungilded reality of 19th century “touring” than you might think you want to learn. This is a tough, literary journey. It was tough for Twain and his fellow “pilgrims”, … Continue reading »

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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. A good portion of the work also deals with his post-war visit to the “old haunts”. Enjoy this wonderful book from All … Continue reading »

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What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America by G. K. Chesterton “Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and when taken together they illustrate the attitude I mean. The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking … Continue reading »

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Bohemian San Francisco

Bohemian San Francisco by Clarence E. Edwords While describing his dining experiences throughout “Bohemian San Francisco,” Clarence Edwords paints an historic panorama of California cuisine with all its cosmopolitan influences. Best of all, he offers tantalizing recipes culled from conversations with the master chefs in “The City by the Bay.” Enjoy this wonderful book from … Continue reading »

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Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The book was intended initially to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history … Continue reading »

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