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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864 is a collection of thought-provoking essays, poems, and short stories that provide a glimpse into the intellectual landscape of the mid-19th century. The writers featured in this issue offer unique perspectives on a wide range of topics, from politics and social issues to literature and philosophy.

One standout piece in this volume is a poignant essay on the Civil War, which captures the emotional turmoil of the era with vivid descriptions and powerful imagery. The author's personal connection to the subject matter shines through, making it a compelling read for anyone interested in American history.

The poetry and fiction included in this issue are equally impressive, showcasing the diversity of voices and styles present in the literary world of the time. From haunting ballads to humorous anecdotes, each piece adds depth and richness to the overall collection.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864 is a captivating and thought-provoking publication that sheds light on the social, political, and cultural issues of its time. It is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of 19th-century America through the eyes of its most prominent writers.

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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.


"Dear Q., The steamboat Valamo is advertised to leave on Tuesday, the 26th, (July 8th, New Style,) for Serdopol, at the very head of Lake Ladoga, stopping on the way at Schl├╝sselburg, Konewitz Island, Kexholm, and the island and monastery of Valaam. The anniversary of Saints Sergius and Herrmann, miracle workers, will be celebrated at the last named place on Thursday, and the festival of the Apostles Peter and Paul on Friday. If the weather is fine, the boat will take passengers to the Holy Island. The fare is nine rubles for the trip. You can be back again in St. Petersburg by six o'clock on Saturday evening. Provisions can be had on board, but (probably) not beds; so, if you are luxurious in this particular, take along your own sheets, pillow cases, and blankets. I intend going, and depend upon your company. Make up your mind by ten o'clock, when I will call for your decision.



I laid down the note, looked at my watch, and found that I had an hour for deliberation before P... Continue reading book >>

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