Gwendoline's Harvest: A Novel

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Harper & Bros., 1870 - 85 Seiten
 

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Seite 86 - Third Edition. 2 vols. 8vo, with Coloured Illustrations. 30s. "Mr. Dixon's book will be certain not only to interest but to please its readers and it deserves to do so. It contains a great deal that is worthy of attention, and is likely to produce a very useful effect...
Seite 86 - It contains a great deal that is worthy of attention, and is likely to produce a very useful effect. The ignorance of the English people with respect to Russia has long been so dense that we cannot avoid being grateful to a writer who has taken the trouble to make personal acquaintance with that...
Seite 86 - We claim for Mr. Dixon the merit of having treated his subject in a fresh and original manner. He has done his best to see with his own eyes the vast country which he describes, and he has visited some parts of the land with which few even among its natives are familiar, and he has had the advantage of being brought into personal contact with a number of those Russians whoso opinions are of most weight.
Seite 87 - Sketches of Creation: a Popular View of some of the Grand Conclusions of the Sciences in reference to the History of Matter and of Life. Together with a Statement of the Intimations of Science respecting the Primordial Condition and the Ultimate Destiny of the Earth and the Solar System.
Seite 86 - We are bound to award to Mr. Dixon the highest praise for the skill with which he has constructed a book at once full of interest and information. 'Free Russia ' differs widely from an ordinary book of travels ; for, in place of being a mere itinerary, it is a masterly analysis of Russian society in its more salient poin ts.
Seite 86 - In these picturesque and fascinating volumes, Mr. Dixon carries his readers over a wide range of country, from the Arctic Sea to the southern slopes of the Ural range, from the straits of Yenikale to the Gulf of Riga, and, by the force uf brisk, nervous and picturesque language, makes them realize the scenery, manners, politics, poetry of every mile of ground over which he conducts them.'' — Morning Post. "Mr. Dixon's 'Free Russia,' is another valuable addition to the books of travel which he has...

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