Wednesday, June 9, 2010

American Notes by Rudyard Kipling

American Notes is an account of Rudyard Kipling's thoughts and observations while traveling throughout the United States in the late nineteenth century. Starting in San Francisco and working his way through Oregon's Columbia and Willamette River territory, Yellowstone's geyser basins and canyon, and the cities of Chicago and Buffalo, Kipling sometimes has a seemingly negative or ethnocentric view of the people he encounters and the places in which he finds himself. Nonetheless, his observations are interesting and amusing and his writing superb.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: E168 .K563 1899
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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