Edward Everett Hale's "The Man Without a Country" is the fictional story of a young Army officer who before a military court in 1807 swears ""Damn the United States! I wish I may never hear of the United States again!" The court sentenced him to what he wished for. Of course, there was no Philip Nolan, and the entire plot is fiction, a vehicle used by Hale to prompt reflection on the meaning of "country" in every person's life. This story was read by every American high school student from the time it was published in 1863 to the 1960s. The availability of many old editions from used booksellers gives testimony to its enduring power over the years. It surely helped form the patriotic sense of the World War II and Vietnam generations.
A Country Miss In Hanover Square
In her first season in London, country girl Susannah Hampton is confused by the attentions of the dashing Lord Pendleton. Wealthy, but undeniably arrogant, he is certainly not the kind of husband she has in mind. Although she can't help but find him attractive.
Soon Susannah gets what she hopes for a marriage proposal! She may be an innocent country miss, but now Susannah is determined to inflame her husband's passion and melt the ice around his heart...
An Innocent Debutante In Hanover Square
Debutante Helene Henderson has been given a gift of one season in London if she is to save her impoverished family, she must find a husband! Only, unworldly Helene's compassionate nature leads her into the path of a handsome rake with secrets of his own...
Lord Max Coleridge is intrigued by Helene's beguiling mix of shyness and spirit but with his life in danger, how can he put her at risk? Helene's courage shines through, and Max intends to solve this mystery and make this innocent miss his bride!
IT was on one of the cool, brilliant days which early June brings to the Narragansett country, that the steamer "Eolus" pushed out from Wickford Pier on her afternoon trip to Newport. The sky was of a beautiful translucent blue; the sunshine had a silvery rather than a golden radiance. A sea-wind blew up the Western Passage, so cool as to make the passengers on the upper deck glad to draw their wraps about them. The low line of the mainland beyond Conanicut and down to Beaver Tail glittered with a sort of clear-cut radiance, and seemed lifted a little above the water. Candace Arden heard the Captain say that he judged, from the look of things, that there was going to be a change of weather before long.
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