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Round About the Carpathians by Andrew F. Crosse is an incredibly captivating book that takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting Carpathian Mountains. With vivid descriptions and meticulous attention to detail, Crosse paints a breathtaking picture of the region, immersing the reader into a world rich with history, mysticism, and natural beauty.

One of the highlights of this book is the author's ability to bring the Carpathians to life, making them feel like a character of their own. Crosse explores every nook and cranny of these mountains, unveiling the unique culture, folklore, and legends that have shaped the land and its people. Through his lyrical prose, the author transports readers to picturesque villages, dense forests, and towering peaks, where they can almost taste the crisp mountain air and feel the warmth of the local hospitality.

The book is not just a travelogue; it transcends its genre by seamlessly blending history, anthropology, and personal anecdotes. Crosse's meticulous research shines through, as he seamlessly weaves in historical context and facts, enlightening the reader about the region's past and its impact on the present. His encounters with the locals and interaction with their rituals and customs provide the book with a deeply personal touch, adding a layer of authenticity that makes the reading experience even more immersive.

What truly stands out is Crosse's knack for capturing the magic and mystique of the Carpathians. With a keen eye for detail, he beautifully articulates the ancient tales and beliefs that shape the local culture. From encountering supernatural creatures to learning about ancient rituals, the author takes readers on a transcendent journey that blurs the lines between reality and fiction, leaving them captivated and yearning for more.

However, despite its many merits, Round About the Carpathians could benefit from a more structured narrative. At times, the book's meandering style and lack of a clear storyline may leave readers wanting a stronger sense of direction. Nevertheless, Crosse's lyrical prose and his passion for the subject matter successfully compensate for this minor flaw, keeping readers engaged throughout the journey.

In conclusion, Round About the Carpathians is a must-read for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the beauty, history, and mysticism of the Carpathian Mountains. Andrew F. Crosse's remarkable ability to transport readers to this enchanting realm through his vivid descriptions and captivating storytelling makes this book a true gem. Whether you are a lover of travel, history, or tales of magic, this book will undoubtedly leave you with a profound appreciation for the Carpathians and their enduring allure.

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ROUND ABOUT THE CARPATHIANS

BY

ANDREW F. CROSSE

FELLOW OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS EDINBURGH AND LONDON MDCCCLXXVIII

The Right of translation is reserved

MUIR AND PATERSON, PRINTERS, EDINBURGH.

CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER I.

Down the Danube from Buda Pest Amusements on board the steamer Basiash Drive to Oravicza by Weisskirchen Ladies of Oravicza Gipsy music Finding an old school fellow The czardas . 1

CHAPTER II.

Consequences of trying to buy a horse An expedition into Servia Fine scenery The peasants of New Moldova Szechenyi road Geology of the defile of Kasan Crossing the Danube Milanovacz Drive to Maidenpek Fearful storm in the mountains Miserable quarters for the night Extent of this storm The disastrous effects of the same storm at Buda Pest Great loss of life. 15

CHAPTER III.

Maidenpek Well to do condition of Servians Lady Mary Wortley Montague's journey through Servia Troubles in Bulgaria Communists at Negotin Copper mines Forest ride Robbers on the road Kucainia Belo breska Across the Danube Detention at customhouse Weisskirchen Sleeping Wallacks... Continue reading book >>




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