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A Frenchman in America Recollections of Men and Things   By: (1848-1903)

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A FRENCHMAN IN AMERICA.

[Illustration: Max O'Rell]

A FRENCHMAN IN AMERICA

Recollections of Men and Things

BY MAX O'RELL

AUTHOR OF "JONATHAN AND HIS CONTINENT," "JOHN BULL, JUNIOR," "JACQUES BONHOMME," "JOHN BULL AND HIS ISLAND," ETC.

WITH OVER ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY E. W. KEMBLE

NEW YORK CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY 104 & 106 FOURTH AVENUE

COPYRIGHT, 1891, BY CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY.

All rights reserved.

THE MERSHON COMPANY PRESS, RAHWAY, N. J.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER. PAGE.

I. Departure The Atlantic Demoralization of the "Boarders" Betting The Auctioneer An Inquisitive Yankee, 1

II. Arrival of the Pilot First Look at American Newspapers, 11

III. Arrival The Custom House Things Look Bad The Interviewers First Visits Things Look Brighter "O Vanity of Vanities," 14

IV. Impressions of American Hotels, 25

V. My Opening Lecture Reflections on Audiences I Have Had The Man who Won't Smile The One who Laughs too Soon, and Many Others, 37

VI. A Connecticut Audience Merry Meriden A Hard Pull, 48

VII A Tempting Offer The Thursday Club Bill Nye Visit to Young Ladies' Schools The Players' Club, 52

VIII. The Flourishing of Coats of Arms in America Reflections Thereon Forefathers Made to Order The Phonograph at Home The Wealth of New York Departure for Buffalo, 60

IX. Different Ways of Advertising a Lecture American Impressarios and Their Methods, 66

X. Buffalo The Niagara Falls A Frost Rochester to the Rescue of Buffalo Cleveland I Meet Jonathan Phantasmagoria, 74

XI. A Great Admirer Notes on Railway Traveling Is America a Free Nation? A Pleasant Evening in New York, 81

XII. Notes on American Women Comparisons How Men Treat Women and Vice Versa Scenes and Illustrations, 90

XIII. More about Journalism in America A Dinner at Delmonico's My First Appearance in an American Church, 110

XIV. Marcus Aurelius in America Chairmen I Have Had American, English, and Scotch Chairmen One who had Been to Boulogne Talkative and Silent Chairmen A Trying Occasion The Lord is Asked to Allow the Audience to See my Points, 124

XV. Reflections on the Typical American, 137

XVI. I am Asked to Express Myself Freely on America I Meet Mrs. Blank and for the First Time Hear of Mr. Blank Beacon Street Society The Boston Clubs, 149

XVII. A Lively Sunday in Boston Lecture in the Boston Theater Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes The Booth Modjeska Combination, 156

XVIII St. Johnsbury The State of Maine New England Self control Cold Climates and Frigid Audiences Where is the Audience? All Drunk! A Reminiscence of a Scotch Audience on a Saturday Night, 163

XIX. A Lovely Ride to Canada Quebec, a Corner of Old France Strayed up and Lost in the Snow The French Canadians The Parties in Canada Will the Canadians become Yankees? 172

XX. Montreal The City Mount Royal Canadian Sports Ottawa The Government Rideau Hall, 182

XXI. Toronto The City The Ladies The Sports Strange Contrasts The Canadian Schools, 191

XXII. West Canada Relations between British and Indians Return to the United States Difficulties in the Way Encounter American Custom House Officer, 196

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