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The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX   By: (1833-1880)

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THE DODGE CLUB, OR, ITALY IN MDCCCLIX.

by

James De Mille

Author of "Cord and Creese; or, the Brandon Mystery," etc., etc

With One Hundred Illustrations

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, Franklin Square 1872.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

PARIS. THE DODGE CLUB. HOW TO SPEAK FRENCH. HOW TO RAISE A CROWD.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Dick! Here I Invite My Friends. The Club. The Place Vendôme. Keep It Buttons!

CHAPTER II.

ORLEANS. HOW TO QUELL A LANDLORD. HOW TO FIGHT OFF HUMBUGS; AND HOW TO TRAVEL WITHOUT BAGGAGE.

ILLUSTRATIONS. That's A Hotel Bill. Cicero Against Verres. Sac r r r ré.

CHAPTER III.

THE RHONE IN A RAIN. THE MAD FRENCHMAN. SUICIDE A CAPITAL CRIME IN FRANCE.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Number 729. Horror! Despair!

CHAPTER IV.

MARSEILLES.

CHAPTER V.

THE RETIRED ORGAN GRINDER. THE SENATOR PHILOSOPHIZES. EVILS OF NOT HAVING A PASSPORT.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Those Italians. Genoa, The Superb.

CHAPTER VI.

LAZARONI AND MACARONI.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Their Noble Excellencies. Lazaroni And Macaroni.

CHAPTER VII.

DOLORES. AN ITALIAN MAID LEARNS ENGLISH. A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE. A MASQUERADE, AND WHAT BEFELL THE SENATOR. A CHARMING DOMINO. A MOONLIGHT WALK, AND AN ASTOUNDING DISCOVERY.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Yankee Doodle. I Kiss Hands. The Young Hussar. A Perplexed Senator. Exit Senator.

CHAPTER VIII.

ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES. A WET GROTTO AND A BOILING LAKE. THE TWO FAIR SPANIARDS, AND THE DONKEY RIDE.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Darn it! Don't. Thump! A Trying Moment. Senator And Donkey.

CHAPTER IX.

A DRIVE INTO THE COUNTRY. A FIGHT WITH A VETTURINO. THE EFFECT OF EATING "HARD BOILED EGGS." WHAT THEY SAW AT PAESTUM. FIVE TEMPLES AND ONE "MILL."

ILLUSTRATIONS. Do You See That? The Mill At Paestum.

CHAPTER X.

ON THE WATER, WHERE BUTTONS SEES A LOST IDEA AND GIVES CHASE TO IT, TOGETHER WITH THE HEART SICKENING RESULTS THEREOF.

ILLUSTRATIONS. The Spaniards. A Thousand Pardons!

CHAPTER XI.

THE SENATOR HAS SUCH A FANCY FOR SEEKING USEFUL INFORMATION! CURIOUS POSITION OF A WISE, AND WELL KNOWN, AND DESERVEDLY POPULAR LEGISLATOR, AND UNDIGNIFIED MODE OF HIS ESCAPE.

ILLUSTRATIONS. The Senator.

CHAPTER XII.

HERCULANEUM AND POMPEII, AND ALL THAT THE SIGHT OF THOSE FAMOUS PLACES PRODUCED ON THE MINDS OF THE DODGE CLUB.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Villa Of Diomedes. Phew! A Street In Pompeii.

CHAPTER XIII.

VESUVIUS. WONDERFUL ASCENT OF THE CONE. WONDERFUL DESCENT INTO THE CRATER. AND MOST WONDERFUL DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. FIGGS, AFTER WHOM ALL HIS FRIENDS GO, WITH THEIR LIVES IN THEIR HANDS. GREAT SENSATION AMONG SPECTATORS.

ILLUSTRATIONS. The Ascent Of Vesuvius. The Descent Of Vesuvius. Where's Figgs? Mr Figgs. The Ladies.

CHAPTER XIV.

MAGNIFICENT ATTITUDE OF THE SENATOR; BRILLIANCY OF BUTTONS; AND PLUCK OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CLUB: BY ALL OF WHICH THE GREATEST EFFECTS ARE PRODUCED.

ILLUSTRATIONS. The Bandits Captured. Sold.

CHAPTER XV.

DOLORES ONCE MORE. A PLEASANT CONVERSATION. BUTTONS LEARNS MORE OF HIS YOUNG FRIEND. AFFECTING FAREWELL.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Two Piastres! The Brave Soldier.

CHAPTER XVI.

DICK RELATES A FAMILY LEGEND.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Buying A Whale. The Long Lost Son.

CHAPTER XVII.

NIGHT ON THE ROAD. THE CLUB ASLEEP. THEY ENTER ROME. THOUGHTS ON APPROACHING AND ENTERING "THE ETERNAL CITY."

ILLUSTRATIONS. To Rome.

CHAPTER XVIII.

A LETTER BY DICK, AND CRITICISMS OF HIS FRIENDS.

CHAPTER XIX.

ST. PETER'S! THE TRAGIC STORY OF THE FAT MAN IN THE BALL. HOW ANOTHER TRAGEDY NEARLY HAPPENED. THE WOES OF MEINHERR SCHATT.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Gracious Me!

CHAPTER XX.

THE GLORY, GRANDEUR, BEAUTY, AND INFINITE VARIETY OF THE PINCIAN HILL; NARRATED AND DETAILED NOT COLUMNARILY BUT EXHAUSTIVELY, AND AFTER THE MANNER OF RABELAIS.

CHAPTER XXI.

HARMONY ON THE PINCIAN HILL. MUSIC HATH CHARMS. AMERICAN MELODIES. THE GLORY, THE POWER, AND THE BEAUTY OF YANKEE DOODLE, AND THE MERCENARY SOUL OF AN ITALIAN ORGAN GRINDER.

ILLUSTRATIONS. Old Virginny.

CHAPTER XXII.

HOW A BARGAIN IS MADE... Continue reading book >>




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