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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864   By:

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This issue of The Atlantic Monthly offers a fascinating collection of essays, poetry, and fiction that provides a unique glimpse into the cultural and intellectual landscape of 1864. The variety of topics covered in this volume, from political commentary to personal reflection, showcases the wide range of voices and perspectives featured in the magazine.

One standout piece in this issue is the poem "The Prisoners of Naples," which powerfully captures the plight of political prisoners in Italy during this turbulent time. The emotionally charged language and vivid imagery in this poem make it a truly gripping read.

Another highlight is the essay "The Position of Women," which offers a thought-provoking analysis of gender roles and societal expectations. The author's insightful observations shed light on the challenges faced by women in this era, sparking important discussions about equality and empowerment.

Overall, this volume of The Atlantic Monthly is a captivating and enriching read that offers valuable insights into the historical and cultural context of 1864. The diverse selection of writing ensures that there is something for every reader to enjoy, making it a must-read for anyone interested in the intellectual discourse of the time.

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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.

Transcriber's Note: Minor typos have been corrected. Footnotes have been moved to the end of the article.


Talk about guides! Let Independence, Self Conceit, and Go ahead undervalue them, if they will; but I, Sola Foemina, (for that is the name I go by,) of Ignorance, (the place I hail from,) casting up my unbalanced accounts, (with a view to settling,) find a large credit due to this class of individuals, which (though I have not the means to meet) I have no intention to repudiate.

Now and then, to be sure, I, S. F., have been reminded in my journeyings of poor dear E., whose lively spirit was so chafed by the exactions made upon his purse and his temper at the hands of this imperturbable race, that at last he turned, like a stag at bay, and vented all his wrath in the face of a startled old woman by the abrupt and emphatic query, "What'll you take to clear out?"

Still, dogmatic and prosing as they sometimes proved, my experience on the whole was favorable; and from the motherly old portress... Continue reading book >>

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