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"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" is a collection of essays, short stories, and poems that provide a snapshot of the cultural and literary landscape of the 19th century. The eclectic mix of content offers something for every reader, from insightful political commentary to beautiful prose and thought-provoking poetry.

One standout piece in this volume is the essay on the importance of education for women, which challenges traditional gender norms and advocates for equal opportunities in learning. The writing is both eloquent and persuasive, making a compelling case for social progress and equality.

Another highlight is the short story that delves into the complexities of human nature and relationships. The author deftly explores themes of love, betrayal, and forgiveness with nuance and sensitivity, drawing the reader into a rich and emotional narrative.

Overall, "The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" is a treasure trove of literary delights that showcases the talent and diversity of writers in the 19th century. Whether you're interested in politics, social issues, or simply want to immerse yourself in beautiful prose, this volume has something for everyone.

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A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics.


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, 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 and footnotes moved to the end of the article.



Maine, Thursday, July 20, 1837. A drive, yesterday afternoon, to a pond in the vicinity of Augusta, about nine miles off, to fish for white perch. Remarkables: the steering of the boat through the crooked, labyrinthine brook, into the open pond, the man who acted as pilot, his talking with B about politics, the bank, the iron money of "a king who came to reign, in Greece, over a city called Sparta," his advice to B to come amongst the laborers on the mill dam, because it stimulated them "to see a man grinning amongst them." The man took hearty tugs at a bottle of good Scotch whiskey, and became pretty merry. The fish caught were the yellow perch, which are not esteemed for eating; the white perch, a beautiful, silvery, round backed fish, which bites eagerly, runs about with the line while being pulled up, makes good sport for the angler, and an admirable dish; a great chub; and three horned pouts, which swallow the hook into their lowest entrails... Continue reading book >>

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