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The fabulous country, an anthology.

Author: Charles Laughton
Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill [1962]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Laughton
OCLC Number: 270002
Description: 275 pages 22 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. New York. Arrival in New York, by Gertrude Stein. A brief guide to New York, by Ogden Nash. The proud and the passionate place, by Thomas Wolfe. A holiday wiht Father, by Clarence Day. Where we all came into town, by Brendan Behan. Gowanus Canal, by Thomas Wolfe. The house on the Heights, by Truman Capote --
III. New England. Country of the pointed firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett. Poem, Emily Dickinson. Spring in Boston, by Thomas Wolfe. The Wellfleet oysterman, by Henry David Thoreau. Two tramps in mud time, by Robert Frost. Back to Vermont, by Sinclair Lewis --
IV. The South. A meeting south, by Sherwood Anderson. Georgia fall, by Stephen Vincent Benet. The dog fight, by Thomas Wolfe. On living in Baltimore, H.L. Mencken --
V. Monuments of Washington, D.C. The tourist season, by Allen Drury. The farewell address, by George Washington. The Lincoln Memorial, by Walt Whitman. The Supreme Court, by Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Freer Gallery, Mai-mai Sze --
VI. Other national shrines. The Statue of Liberty, by Leonard Q. Ross. Niagara Falls, by Peter Kahn. The American icebox, by Thomas Wolfe --
VII. Chicago and the Middle West. The Chicago River, by Edgar Lee masters. The old-time rally, by George Ade. The American county fair, by Sherwood Anderson. Cherry blossoms by Lake Michigan, by Edgar Lee Masters. Daguerreotype of a lady, by James Thurber --
VIII. The coast. Six-fingered Pete and the other "killers," by Mark Twain. Boats in a fog, by Robinson Jeffers. San Francisco, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Catawba wine, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. All Gold Canyon, by Jack London. The Cascades, by Jack Kerouac --
IX. Mountains, deserts, prairies, and swamps. New Mexico, by D.H. Lawrence. Alligators, by William Bartram. We descried the land of Virginia, by George Percy. A tour of the prairies, by Washington Irving --
X. The road. On being a celebrity, by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. A visit to America, by Dylan Thomas. Have a seat behind the potted palm, Sir, by Ogden nash. Harrisburg to Pittsburg, by Charles Dickens --
XI. The 49th and 50th states. Reading in Alaska, by Charles Laughton. Honolulu the beautiful, by Mark Twain. Kilauea-pillar of fire, by Mark Twain --
XII. Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving, by William Bradford.

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