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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866 is a collection of literary works from various authors, covering a wide range of topics such as politics, culture, and society. The articles are thought-provoking and well-written, offering different perspectives and insights on important issues of the time.

One of the standout pieces in this volume is an essay on the Civil War, which provides a detailed and insightful analysis of the impact of the war on American society. The author presents a balanced view of the conflict, highlighting both the triumphs and tragedies that occurred during this turbulent period in history.

Another notable article is a short story that explores themes of love, loss, and redemption. The narrative is beautifully crafted, with vivid descriptions and well-developed characters that draw the reader in from the first page.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866 is a compelling read that offers a snapshot of the cultural and intellectual climate of the time. The diverse range of topics and writing styles make it a thought-provoking and engaging collection that will appeal to readers of all interests.

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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.


Uncle Bradburn took down a volume of the new Cyclopædia, and placed it on the stand beside him. He did not, however, open it immediately, but sat absorbed in thought. At length he spoke: "Don't you think a young girl in the kitchen, to help Dorothy, would save a good many steps?"

"I don't know," replied Aunt Janet, slowly. "Dorothy has a great deal to do already. Hepsy is as good and considerate as possible, but Dorothy won't let her do anything hardly. Hepsy says herself that within doors she has only dusted furniture and mended stockings ever since she came."

"Can't you find sewing for Hepsy?"

"She ought not to do much of that, you know."

"Very true; but then this girl, she will have to go to the poor house if we don't take her. She has been living with Mrs. Kittredge at the Hollow; but Mrs. Kittredge has made up her mind not to keep her any longer. The fact is, nobody will keep her unless we do; and she is terribly set against going back to the poor house... Continue reading book >>

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