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The Man without a Country and Other Tales
by Edward Hale
Publishers: Boston, Robertson Brothers 1898 (1863, 1868, 1891)
Hardcover Antique Book
Measures 7x5 inches Weighs 1 pound

Condition: Good.
Red cloth boards have angel/cherub sounding clock illustration on cover. gold gilt spine text.
Pages are clean. Text is crisp. A solid well built book.
Cover has water spots and boards are aged overall. A bit of fraying at corners.

THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY,
FROM THE INGHAM PAPERS.
THIS story was written in the summer of 1868, as a contri­
bution, however humble, towards the formation of a just and true
national sentiment, or sentiment of love to the nation. It was
at the time when Mr. Vallandigham had been sent across the
border. It was my wish, indeed, that the story might be printed
before the autumn elections of that year,—as my "testimony99
regarding the principles involved in them,—but circumstances
delayed its publication till the December number of the Atlantic
appeared.
It is wholly a fiction, " founded on fact." The facts on which
it is founded are these, — that Aaron Burr sailed down the Mis­
sissippi River in 1805, again in 1806, and was tried for treason in
1807. The rest, with one exception to be noticed, is all ficti­
tious.
It was my intention that the story should have been published
with no author's name, other than that of Captain Frederic Ing­
ham, U. S. N. Whether writing under his name or my own, I
have taken no liberties with history other than such as every
writer of fiction is privileged to take, — indeed, must take, if fio
tion is to be written at all.
The story having been once published, it passed out of my
hands. From that moment it has gradually acquired different
accessories, for which I am not responsible. Thus I have heard it
said, that at one bureau of the Navy Department they say that

The Man without a Country and Other Tales, Edward Hale, Robertson Brothers 1898, Antique Book

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