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DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE AMERICANS

Trollope, Mrs.

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ISBN 10: 0876360002 / ISBN 13: 9780876360002
Published by Imprint Society, 1969
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Trollope, Mrs. DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE AMERICANS. With an introduction by James. E. Mooney. Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1969. #357/1950cc. Signed by James Mooney. 328pp. Frontis. illustration a restrike from 1833 engraving by David Claypoole Johnston. illus. Trollopiana. Imperial 8vo. As new hardcover in slipcase, with publisher's letter laid-in. Bookseller Inventory # 64155

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Title: DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE AMERICANS

Publisher: Imprint Society

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Excerpt: ...all the most splendid trees which flourish in the Union, to cool the brows and refresh the spirits of the members. The view from the capitol commands the city and many miles around, and it is itself an object of imposing beauty to the whole country adjoining. We were again fortunate enough to find a very agreeable family to board with; and soon after breakfast left our comfortless hotel near the water, for very pleasant apartments in F. street. The streets that intersect the great avenues in Washington are distinguished by the letters of the alphabet. I was delighted with the whole aspect of Washington; light, cheerful, and airy, it reminded me of our fashionable watering places. It has been laughed at by foreigners, and even by natives, because the original plan of the city was upon an enormous scale, and but a very small part of it has been as yet executed. But I confess I see nothing in the least degree ridiculous about it; the original design, which was as beautiful as it was extensive, has been in no way departed from, and all that has been done has been done well. From the base of the hill on which the capitol stands extends a street of most magnificent width, planted on each side with trees, and ornamented by many splendid shops. This street, which is called Pennsylvania Avenue, is above a mile in length, and at the end of it is the handsome mansion of the President; conveniently near to his residence are the various public offices, all handsome, simple, and commodious; ample areas are left round each, where grass and shrubs refresh the eye. In another of the principal streets is the general post-office, and not far from it a very noble town- hall. Towards the quarter of the President's house are several handsome dwellings, which are chiefly occupied by the foreign ministers. The houses in the other parts of the city are scattered, but without ever losing sight of the regularity of the original plan; and to a person who has been travelling...

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Frances Trollope presents an engaging account of her visit to the United States during 1827-1831 in this two-volume travelogue. Published in 1832, it records her often outspoken views on many aspects of nineteenth-century American society. The immediacy of her impressions will arouse the curiosity of readers today.

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