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The Guillotine Club

Author : S. Weir Mitchell
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Excerpt from The Guillotine Club: And Other Stories One morning while taking breakfast in my little salon, I said to Alphonse: There must be in Paris some curious things strangers do not see. You have been on the police - you must know. I hear that there are thieves' clubs, or rather a thief club. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Guillotine Club and Other Stories

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The Guillotine Club and Other Stories by S Weir Mitchell With Illus by Andr Castaigne and F R Gruger

Author : Silas Weir Mitchell
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Notable Short Stories of Today

Author : Edwin Van Berghen Knickerbocker
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The Frontier Club

Author : Christine Bold
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From Hollywood films to novels by Louis L'Amour and television series like Gunsmoke and Deadwood, the Wild West has exerted a powerful hold on the cultural imagination of the United States. Beginning with Theodore Roosevelt's founding of the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887, Christine Bold traces the origins and evolution of the western genre, revealing how a group of prominent eastern aristocrats-a cadre she terms "the frontier club" -created and propagated the myth of the Wild West to advance their own self-interest as well as larger systems of privilege and exclusion. Mining institutional archives, personal papers, novels, and films, The Frontier Club excavates the hidden social, political, and financial interests behind the making of the modern western. It re-reads frontier-club fiction, most notably Owen Wister's bestseller The Virginian, in relation to federal policies and cultural spaces (from exclusive gentlemen's clubs to national parks to zoos); it casts new light on key clubmen, both the famous and the forgotten-figures such as Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell, Silas Weir Mitchell, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Frederic Remington-while recovering the women on whom these men depended and without whom this version of the popular West would not exist; and it considers the costs of the frontier-club formula, in terms of its impact on Indigenous peoples and its marginalization of other popular voices, including western writings by African Americans, women, and working-class white men. An engaging cultural history that covers print culture, big-game hunting, politics, immigration, Jim Crow segregation, and environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century, The Frontier Club provides a welcome new perspective on the enduring American myth of the Wild West.

American Fiction 1901 1925

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A 1997 bibliography of American fiction from 1901-1925.

A History of American Literature Since 1870

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We are beginning to realize that the Civil War marks a dividing line in American history as sharp and definitive as that burned across French history by the Revolution. That the South had been vastly affected by the war was manifest from the first. The widespread destruction of property, the collapse of the labor system, and the fall of the social régime founded on negro slavery, had been so dramatic and so revolutionary in their results that they had created everywhere a feeling that the ultimate effects of the war were confined to the conquered territory. Grady's phrase, "the new South," and later the phrase, "the end of an era," passing everywhere current, served to strengthen the impression. That the North had been equally affected, that there also an old régime had perished and a new era been inaugurated, was not so quickly realized. The change there had been undramatic; it had been devoid of all those picturesque accompaniments that had been so romantic and even sensational in the South; but with the perspective of half a century we can see now that it had been no less thoroughgoing and revolutionary. The first effect of the war had come from the sudden shifting of vast numbers of the population from a position of productiveness to one of dependence. A people who knew only peace and who were totally untrained even in the idea of war were called upon suddenly to furnish one of the largest armies of modern times and to fight to an end the most bitterly contested conflict of a century. First and last, upwards of two millions of men, the most of them citizen volunteers, drawn all of them from the most efficient productive class, were mustered into the federal service alone. It changed in a moment the entire equilibrium of American industrial life. This great unproductive army had to be fed and clothed and armed and kept in an enormously wasteful occupation. But the farms and the mills and the great transportation systems had been drained of laborers to supply men for the regiments. The wheatfields had no harvesters; the Mississippi the great commercial outlet of the West, had been closed by the war, and the railroads were insufficient to handle the burden.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

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Fiction a Finding List of Novels Stories and Other Forms of Prose Fiction in English for Adults in the Chicago Public Library January 1 1921

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The Publishers Weekly

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Bulletin of the Brooklyn Public Library

Author : Brooklyn Public Library
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150 Years of the American Short Story

Author : Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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Short Story Index Collections Indexed 1900 1978

Author : Juliette Yaakov
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This vol. is a complete listing of teh 8355 collections indexed in the cumulated vols. of Short Story Index for the years 1900-1978.

Quarterly Bulletin of the Brooklyn Public Library

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A L A Booklist

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The Booklist and Subscription Books Bulletin

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Bulletin of the Indianapolis Public Library

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Bulletin of the Toronto Public Library

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Novelists and Prose Writers

Author : James Vinson
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