35 Thousand recognised books… and counting

Archive for the ‘20th Century’ Category

Featured Book – Certain Delightful English Towns

Featured Book:

Certain Delightful English Towns by William Dean Howells.  Published in 1911.

 

YUI().use(“*”, function(Y) {Y.on(“domready”, function() {Y.startGallerySlideShow(“squarespace-slideshow-params-1315423227”);});});

Search the library for more like this

View the Flickr Photostream

CH 1     CH 2     CH 3     CH 4     CH 5     CH 6    CH 7    CH 8   BIBLIO     

I have chosen this book because it was published one hundred years ago in 1911; it is about England, and it is England seen through the eyes of an American visitor. Read more…

From the Authors Biographical: The sketches began to be written at London in the spring of 1904, as the first of them, frankly confesses, in a lodging of Eton Terrace, hard by Pimlico, and continued, at such moments as I could find for them, at diverse points in England, throughout the summer and in the winter of 1904-05 in Italy. I remember distinctly working on them in Great Malvern, where we had a fortnight; and in Aberystwyth, where we had a week; and in Llandudno, where we had two. But the greater part of London Films and some part of Certain Delightful English Towns were my eager occupation in the Villa Lamberti at San Remo. There I had a whole dining-table for my desk, and with a little stove at my back I could turn and warm my fingers on its porcelain top when the climate failed to keep its reputation for geniality. When the fire in the stove profited by my preoccupation to go out, I could follow it in my own sort, and in a brisk tramp up to the Berigo Road could keep an uninterrupted illusion of my English summer. Read more…

Authors Biblio

THE LANDING OF A PILGRIM AT PLYMOUTH

A FORTNIGHT IN BATH

A COUNTRY TOWN AND A COUNTRY HOUSE

BY WAY OF SOUTHAMPTON TO LONDON

KENTISH NEIGHBORHOODS, INCLUDING CANTERBURY

THE CHARM OF CHESTER

MALVERN AMONG HER HILLS

NORTHAMPTON AND THE WASHINGTON

History of the World War

Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Austria


THE LITERARY DIGEST – History of the World War – Volume 1 (1914-1918). Compiled from Original and Contemporary Sources: American, British, French, German, and Others in ten volumes.

IN the first year of the war a press censorship, more severe than ever known before, was imposed on news from all battlefronts, the result being that it was not until long after events occurred that the public acquired any clear knowledge of them.

As the censorship, in the course of the second year, gradually relaxed, special correspondents were able to send dispatches from the fighting front and did not suffer from serious restrictions, conditions in which there came into existence a service, which, for efficiency and literary excellence, surpassed anything ever known in previous wars.

 Written by FRANCIS WHITING HALSEY in ten volumes, the History of the World War compiles reports from multiple sources.

WHY THIS WAR?

BECAUSE a poor Bosnian student named Gavrio Prinzip, eighteen years old, fired two shots from a revolver which killed the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Austria, and his wife, the Duchess of Hohenberg, when driving through the streets of Serajevo in broad daylight in June, 1914, more than thirty states, great and small, entered into war.

Almost overnight was the world involved in this war, a conflict which transcended the Napoleonic Wars, as those dwarfed the Thirty Years’ War, and as that in turn dwarfed the Hundred Years’ War.

 

Read on…