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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863 offers readers a diverse collection of essays, poems, and stories that reflect the cultural and social concerns of the time. The pieces in this volume range from discussions on the political climate of the Civil War era to contemplations on literature and art.

One of the standout features of this volume is the quality of the writing, with each piece showcasing the wit and intelligence of the authors. The essays are thought-provoking and provide valuable insights into the issues of the day, while the poetry and fiction pieces are beautifully crafted and engaging.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863 is a compelling read that offers a fascinating glimpse into the intellectual and artistic landscape of the mid-19th century. Readers with an interest in history, literature, and culture will find much to enjoy in this volume.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863 by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


I suppose that very few casual readers of the "New York Herald" of August 13th observed, in an obscure corner, among the "Deaths," the announcement,

"NOLAN. DIED, on board U.S. Corvette Levant, Lat. 2° 11' S., Long. 131° W., on the 11th of May: Philip Nolan."

I happened to observe it, because I was stranded at the old Mission House in Mackinac, waiting for a Lake Superior steamer which did not choose to come, and I was devouring, to the very stubble, all the current literature I could get hold of, even down to the deaths and marriages in the "Herald." My memory for names and people is good, and the reader will see, as he goes on, that I had reason enough to remember Philip Nolan. There are hundreds of readers who would have paused at that announcement, if the officer of the Levant who reported it had chosen to make it thus: "Died, May 11th, THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY." For it was as "The Man without a Country" that poor Philip Nolan had generally been known by the officers who had him in charge during some fifty years, as, indeed, by all the men who sailed under them... Continue reading book >>

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