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My American Diary (Anglais) Broché – 10 juillet 2012

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Broché, 10 juillet 2012
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American diary requires neither apology nor explanation, especially when it is more a record than a criticism. Besides, the best people seem to do it. I have upon my desk an old volume entitled: Travels in the United States, etc., during 1849 and 1850 by the Lady Emmeline Stuart Wortly. It is dedicated with some pomp to the Coimtess of Chesterfield by her most affectionate cousin the authoress. By a strange coincidence we seem to have trodden the same paths, and ofttimes our impressions are the same. Her experiences in 1850 traveling with her little girl are in many ways not dissimilar to mine in 1921 traveling with my little son. She describes her visits to New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, etc., and then she goes to Vera Cruz, Mexico City, Puebla, and many other places. She has the unconscious arrogance of a genteel aristocrat; she describes the people she meets and writes of them as Ladies and Gentlemen instead of as men and women. For her there is no Bohemianism and she has no perplexities about world movements. Nevertheless she expresses a deep interest in Russia and some of her comments are not without value even in this day. I think I zvill allow Lady Emmeline to voice in her own mA,d-V ictorian language some of my oivn opinions. Her condescension, her lack of humor and her naivete have a charm that I cannot compete with. Beginning with New York, she says, I like the Americans more and more, either they have improved wonderfully lately or else the criticisms on them have been cruelly exaggerated. They are particularly courteous and obliging; and seem, I think, amiably anxious that foreigners should carry away a favorable impression of them.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.< --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié.

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