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Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands, Volume 2   By: (1811-1896)

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Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands, Volume 2 by Harriet Beecher Stowe is an intriguing memoir that takes readers on a remarkable journey across Europe. As a well-known author, Stowe offers a unique perspective through her experiences, observations, and encounters while exploring various countries.

One of the most captivating aspects of this book is Stowe's vivid storytelling. Through her descriptive language, she manages to transport the reader to different places and immerse them into the culture and atmosphere of each location. Whether she is encapsulating the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, or the bustling streets of Rome, Stowe effortlessly captures the essence of each place.

Moreover, Stowe's attention to detail shines through in her depictions of the people she encounters during her travels. From encounters with locals to interactions with fellow tourists, she paints a colorful picture of the diverse individuals she meets along the way. This adds depth to the narrative, making it feel more personal and intimate.

Furthermore, the book also delves into thought-provoking reflections on social issues of the time. Stowe uses her observations to discuss topics such as the glaring contrasts between the rich and the poor, the treatment of women, and the impact of slavery, all of which were very relevant during the mid-19th century. These reflections provide a deeper layer to the memoir and make it more than just a travelogue.

One slight drawback of the book is that at times Stowe's descriptions can become overly detailed, causing the pace to slow down. While her intention to capture the essence of each location is commendable, it may not appeal to readers who are looking for a faster-paced narrative.

Overall, Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands, Volume 2 is an engaging and insightful memoir that allows readers to travel vicariously through the experiences of Harriet Beecher Stowe. With its rich descriptions, thought-provoking reflections, and intimate glimpses into different cultures, this book is a worthwhile read for history enthusiasts, travel lovers, and anyone seeking to broaden their understanding of the world.

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Skip Doughty, Tiffany Vergon, Charles Franks, and the Online Distributed


BY MRS. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Etc.

..... "When thou haply seest Some rare note worthy object in thy travels, Make me partake of thy happiness." SHAKESPEARE



LETTER XIX. Breakfast. Macaulay. Hallam. Milman. Sir R. Inglis. Lunch at Surrey Parsonage. Dinner at Sir E. Buxton's.

LETTER XX. Dinner at Lord Shaftesbury's.

LETTER XXI. Stoke Newington. Exeter Hall. Antislavery Meeting.

LETTER XXII. Windsor. The Picture Gallery. Eton. The Poet Gray.

LETTER XXIII. Rev. Mr. Gurney. Richmond, the Artist. Kossuth. Pembroke Lodge. Dinner at Lord John Russell's. Lambeth Palace.

LETTER XXIV. Playford Hall. Clarkson.

LETTER XXV. Joseph Sturge. The "Times" upon Dressmaking. Duke of Argyle. Sir David Brewster. Lord Mahon. Mr. Gladstone.

LETTER XXVI. London Milliners. Lord Shaftesbury.

LETTER XXVII. Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon to the Ragged Scholars. Mr. Cobden. Miss Greenfield's Concert. Rev. S. R. Ward. Lady Byron. Mrs. Jameson. George Thompson. Ellen Crafts.

LETTER XXVIII. Model Lodging Houses... Continue reading book >>

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