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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 offers a diverse collection of essays, short stories, and poetry that capture the cultural and intellectual landscape of the 19th century. The various authors present a range of perspectives on topics such as politics, literature, and social issues, providing readers with a well-rounded view of the time period.

One of the standout pieces in this volume is the essay on the Civil War, which offers a unique and insightful analysis of the conflict that was raging in the United States at the time. The author's passionate prose and deep knowledge of the subject make for a compelling read that sheds light on the complexities of the war and its impact on American society.

In addition to the thought-provoking essays, the volume also includes some captivating short stories and poetry that showcase the talents of the writers featured in The Atlantic Monthly. From tales of love and loss to meditations on nature and the human experience, these works offer a glimpse into the creative minds of the authors of the time.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 is a rich and engaging collection that will appeal to readers interested in history, literature, and culture. Its timeless themes and eloquent writing make it a valuable addition to any bookshelf.

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A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics.


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


On the 8th of July, 1843, Washington Allston died. Twenty one years have since gone by; and already his name has a fine flavor of the past added to its own proper aroma.

In twenty one years Art has made large advances, but not in the direction of imagination. In that rare and precious quality the works of Allston remain preëminent as before.

It is now so long ago as 1827 that the first exhibition of pictures at the Boston Athenæum took place; and then and there did Allston first become known to his American public. Returned from Europe after a long absence, he had for some years been living a retired, even a recluse life, was personally known to a few friends, and by name only to the public. The exhibition of some of his pictures on this occasion made known his genius to his fellow citizens; and who, having once felt the strange charm of that genius, but recalls with joyful interest the happy hour when he was first brought under its influence? I well remember, even at this distance in time, the mystic, charmed presence that hung about the "Jeremiah dictating his Prophecy to Baruch the Scribe," "Beatrice," "The Flight of Florimel," "The Triumphal Song of Miriam on the Destruction of Pharaoh and his Host in the Red Sea," and "The Valentine... Continue reading book >>

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