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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864 is a collection of essays, poetry, and fiction that offers a glimpse into the cultural and intellectual landscape of the mid-19th century. The magazine covers a wide range of topics, from politics and social issues to literature and art.

One of the standout pieces in this volume is an essay on the state of the Union during the Civil War, which provides a thought-provoking analysis of the conflict and its impact on American society. The writing is engaging and informative, offering readers a better understanding of the historical context in which these events unfolded.

The poetry in this edition is also noteworthy, with poets exploring themes of love, nature, and the human experience with depth and emotion. The pieces are well-crafted and evocative, showcasing a rich diversity of voices and styles.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864 is a captivating read that offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual and creative currents of the time. Whether you are interested in history, literature, or simply enjoy well-crafted writing, this volume is sure to entertain and enlighten. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy thought-provoking content and engaging prose.

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[Transcriber's Note: Minor typos corrected, and footnotes have been moved to the end of the text.]

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


I can see the excitement which this title arouses as it is flashed across the sierras, down the valleys, and into the various reading rooms and parlors of the Golden City of the Golden State. As the San Francisco "Bulletin" announces some day, that in the "Atlantic Monthly," issued in Boston the day before, one of the articles is on "The Queen of California," what contest, in every favored circle of the most favored of lands, who the Queen may be! Is it the blond maiden who took a string of hearts with her in a leash, when she left us one sad morning? is it the hardy, brown adventuress, who, in her bark roofed lodge, serves us out our boiled dog daily, as we come home from our water gullies, and sews on for us weekly the few buttons which we still find indispensable in that toil? is it some Jessie of the lion heart, heroine of a hundred days or of a thousand? is it that witch with gray eyes, cunningly hidden, were they puzzled last night, or were they all wisdom crowded? as she welcomed me, and as she bade me good bye? Good Heavens! how many Queens of California are regnant this day! and of any one of them this article might be written... Continue reading book >>

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