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Under the Southern Cross or Travels in Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Samoa, and Other Pacific Islands   By: (1820-1895)

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DUE NORTH.

BY MATURIN M. BALLOU,

AUTHOR OF "DUE SOUTH," "DUE WEST," "EDGE TOOLS OF SPEECH," "GENIUS IN SUNSHINE AND SHADOW," ETC., ETC.

One Vol. 12mo. $1.50.

Mr. Ballou's previous travel books have had an immense popular success, now repeated in this vivid record of his recent travels in Russia and Scandinavia. It contains attractive accounts of the Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian capitals, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Christiania; chapters devoted to Bergen and Trondhjem; the Loffodens and Maelström; the North Cape and Midnight Sun; Lapland and Finland; St. Petersburg and Moscow; the Neva and Volga; Nijni Novgorod; Warsaw and Russian Poland, etc.

=BOSTON TRAVELLER=:

"Of the finest and most extensive culture, Mr. Ballou is the ideal traveller."

=GEORGE PARSONS LATHROP= in the =NEW YORK STAR=:

"Research is a recreation and travel a joyous rambling. Above all things, Mr. Ballou does not believe in boring or in being bored. Books of travel written in this light and pleasant vein do far more, we are convinced, toward making the general reader feel at home on foreign questions than more labored and abstruse dissertations on the subject are apt to do. Mr. Ballou's cheerfulness of mood is contagious, and the book is one likely to meet with a generous welcome. In 'Due North' (Ticknor & Co.) he has made a memorable journey. The reader is interested and entertained, and comes away with his eyes opened."

=THE OBSERVER= (=New York=):

"We are ready and glad to follow Mr. Ballou all around the compass as long as he continues to lead in such delightful and interesting ways. Mr. Ballou is in many respects a model traveller. He sees and hears everything which ought to be seen and heard, no more and no less, and describes his experiences in such an easy and natural way that his readers are carried along through his pages for hour after hour without a thought of being weary. We count this volume of travel as by far the brightest and best of any we have seen during the present season."

=NATIONAL BAPTIST=:

"Exceedingly interesting. One of the best of recent works of travel."

=BOSTON GLOBE=:

"An ideal writer of books of travel, and blends instruction and entertainment in the most insidious manner. Next to going one's self to the countries is the reading of Mr. Ballou's own travel in them."

=CHRISTIAN LEADER=:

"We commend the book, alike for its novel information and for its constant fascination."

=JOURNAL OF EDUCATION=:

"He has the tact to travel without an object; he strolls. He sees things accidentally; you feel that you might have seen the same things, under the same circumstances. He never lectures; rarely theorizes. It is as useful to read him as it is enjoyable to travel with him."

=B. P. SHILLABER=:

"He is a vivid portrayer of scenes visited, and in his descriptions, so admirably given, there is a self evident authenticity that renders them charming."

=BOSTON TRANSCRIPT=:

"The late E. P. Whipple said, in a review of one of Mr. Ballou's books, 'Few persons have travelled so extensively, and no one more profitably both to himself and the reading public.' ... The first two chapters are devoted to Copenhagen and Denmark, so graphically described as to induce a strong desire to visit that extremely interesting Danish capital. From thence the narrative of the journey takes the reader into Norway and along one of the most remarkable coast lines in the world, indented by fjords deeper than the sea into whose bosom they empty."

=THE BEACON= (=Boston=):

"The book as a whole is very pleasant, very entertaining, very instructive, and very popular in the good sense of the word... Continue reading book >>




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