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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865 is a collection of essays, stories, and poems that provide a window into the cultural and political landscape of the mid-19th century. The contributors touch on a variety of topics, from the Reconstruction period following the Civil War to the role of women in society.

One particularly notable piece in this volume is an essay discussing the challenges and opportunities facing newly freed slaves in the South. The author offers a nuanced perspective on the complexities of race relations and the potential for progress in the wake of emancipation.

Another highlight of this issue is a short story that explores themes of love, loss, and redemption. The author weaves a poignant tale that is sure to resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865 offers a fascinating glimpse into the issues and ideas that were shaping American society during this pivotal moment in history. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the complexities of the past.

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A Magazine of Literature, Science, 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.



"Then I say, once for all, that priest shall never darken my doors again."

"Then I say they are my doors, and not yours, and that holy man shall brighten them whenever he will."

The gentleman and lady, who faced each other pale and furious, and interchanged this bitter defiance, were man and wife, and had loved each other well.

Miss Catharine Peyton was a young lady of ancient family in Cumberland, and the most striking, but least popular, beauty in the county. She was very tall and straight, and carried herself a little too imperiously; yet she would sometimes relax and all but dissolve that haughty figure, and hang sweetly drooping over her favorites; then the contrast was delicious, and the woman fascinating.

Her hair was golden and glossy, her eyes a lovely gray; and she had a way of turning them on slowly and full, so that their victim could not fail to observe two things: first, that they were grand and beautiful orbs; secondly, that they were thoughtfully overlooking him, instead of looking at him... Continue reading book >>

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