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Europe Revised

Europe Revised by Irwin S. Cobb
By: (1876-1944)

Irwin Cobb’s humorous Europe Revised is a travelogue and comedy almost in the style of Mark Twain. The dedication says it best, “To My Small Daughter
Who bade me shed a tear at the tomb of Napoleon, which I was very glad to do, because when I got there my feet certainly were hurting me.”

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Europe Revised by Irvin S. Cobb

To My Small Daughter

Who bade me shed a tear at the tomb of Napoleon, which I was very glad to do, because when I got there my feet certainly were hurting me.

Note

The picture on page 81 purporting to show the undersigned leaping head first into a German feather bed does the undersigned a cruel injustice. He has a prettier figure than that oh, oh, much prettier!

The reader is earnestly entreated not to look at the picture on page 81. It is the only blot on the McCutcheon of this book.

Respectfully,

The Author.

Chapter I

We Are Going Away From Here

Foreword. It has always seemed to me that the principal drawback about the average guidebook is that it is over freighted with facts. Guidebooks heretofore have made a specialty of facts have abounded in them; facts to be found on every page and in every paragraph. Reading such a work, you imagine that the besotted author said to himself, "I will just naturally fill this thing chock full of facts" and then went and did so to the extent of a prolonged debauch... Continue reading book >>


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