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Old New England Traits   By: (1803-1885)

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In "Old New England Traits" by George Lunt, readers are treated to a delightful journey into the heart and soul of the people and culture of New England. Through a series of captivating essays, Lunt showcases his deep understanding and appreciation for the unique character and customs of the region.

One of the standout qualities of this book is Lunt's incredible attention to detail. He skillfully paints vivid pictures of life in old New England, capturing both the idyllic charm and the harsh realities of the times. From the old colonial houses and rustic landscapes to the bustling town centers and close-knit communities, every scene comes to life with incredible clarity.

Lunt also displays a remarkable knack for storytelling, seamlessly weaving historical facts and anecdotes into his narratives. This not only adds depth and richness to the tales but also helps readers develop a deeper understanding of the forces that shaped the New England identity. Each chapter feels like a treasure trove of insights and revelations, offering a profound glimpse into a bygone era.

Moreover, Lunt's writing style is refined and elegant, transporting readers to a different time and place. His prose flows smoothly, effortlessly evoking a sense of nostalgia and reverence for the past. Despite being written over a century ago, the language remains accessible and engaging, making it a timeless read for anyone interested in history, culture, or simply great storytelling.

While "Old New England Traits" is undoubtedly a historical account, it is much more than that. Lunt's love for the region and its people shines through on every page, infusing the book with a deep sense of affection and respect. As readers journey through the chapters, they can't help but fall in love with New England and its rich heritage.

In conclusion, George Lunt's "Old New England Traits" is a masterful work that artfully blends history, culture, and storytelling. Lunt's attention to detail, skillful narratives, and elegant prose create a captivating reading experience that transports readers to a different time and place. Whether one is a fan of history or simply enjoys a well-told tale, this book is a must-read that will leave a lasting impression.

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... this story's actually true. If any person doubt it, I appeal To history, tradition, and to facts, To newspapers, whose truth all know and feel. BYRON

NEW YORK PUBLISHED BY HURD AND HOUGHTON Cambridge: the Riverside Press 1873

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by GEORGE LUNT, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.



The Editor of this little volume does not deem it incumbent upon him to explain in what way the author's manuscript came into his possession. He hopes it may be enough for him to say, that the writer believed himself to be the only person whose memory retained most of the incidents and anecdotes herein recorded; and a long and familiar acquaintance with his character enables the Editor to state, that entire credence is due to his narrative of facts, written down as occurring within his own knowledge and to his relation of whatever he alleges himself to have derived from others. A slight veil of mystery seems to have been originally thrown over the story; especially in regard to the names of persons; but, as all who are familiar with the locality will at once recognize its general features, the Editor has thought it best, for the benefit of others not so well informed, to make all proper explanations on this point in the Index... Continue reading book >>

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