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Europe Revised

By Cobb, Irvin S.

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Title: Europe Revised  
Author: Cobb, Irvin S.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Foreword. It has always seemed to me that the principal drawback about the average guidebook is that it is over-freighted with facts. Guidebooks heretofore have made a specialty of facts—have abounded in them; facts to be found on every page and in every paragraph. Reading such a work, you imagine that the besotted author said to himself, I will just naturally fill this thing chock-full of facts—and then went and did so to the extent of a prolonged debauch. Now personally I would be the last one in the world to decry facts as such. In the abstract I have the highest opinion of them. But facts, as someone has said, are stubborn things; and stubborn things, like stubborn people, are frequently tiresome. So it occurred to me that possibly there might be room for a guidebook on foreign travel which would not have a single indubitable fact concealed anywhere about its person. I have even dared to hope there might be an actual demand on the part of the general public for such a guidebook. I shall endeavor to meet that desire—if it exists.

Table of Contents
· Chapter I. We Are Going Away From Here · Chapter II. My Bonny Lies over the Ocean—Lies and Lies and Lies · Chapter III. Bathing Oneself on the Other Side · Chapter IV. Jacques, the Forsaken · Chapter V. When the Seven A.M. Tut-tut leaves for Anywhere · Chapter VI. La Belle France Being the First Stop · Chapter VII. Thence On and On to Verbotenland · Chapter VIII. A Tale of a String-bean · Chapter IX. The Deadly Poulet Routine · Chapter X. Modes of the Moment; a Fashion Article · Chapter XI. Dressed to Kill · Chapter XII. Night Life—with the Life Part Missing · Chapter XIII. Our Friend, the Assassin · Chapter XIV. That Gay Paresis · Chapter XV. Symptoms of the Disease · Chapter XVI. As Done in London · Chapter XVII. Britain in Twenty Minutes · Chapter XVIII. Guyed or Guided? · Chapter XIX. Venice and the Venisons · Chapter XX. The Combustible Captain of Vienna · Chapter XXI. Old Masters and Other Ruins · Chapter XXII. Still More Ruins, Mostly Italian Ones · Chapter XXIII. Muckraking in Old Pompeii · Chapter XXIV. Mine Own People · Chapter XXV. Be it Ever so Humble


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