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American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920

provides 253 narratives describing travels in the colonies and U.S. The collection includes works by authors not widely known as well as by Matthew Arnold, James Fenimore Cooper, Dickens, Washington Irving, Sir Charles Lyell, Robert Louis Stevenson, and other major figures. The collection is searchable and can be browsed by not only by author and title, but also by subject. (Library of Congress)

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"I left London with the feeling of the captive of Chillon, who regretted his prison when he stepped out of it. The exile is nowhere at home, and his stay is bitter everywhere. After the deceptions I experienced in my life, I no longer cherished any delusion, and like the personage of Gogol, I was about to move from one gaol to another," said Ivan Golovin in Stars and stripes, or American Impressions.
Illustration from, A short American tramp on the fall of 1864, by the editor of 'Life in Normandy', John Francis Campbell, (Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1865.)

A short American tramp...

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