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The man without a country (1863)

by Edward Everett Hale

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Title:The man without a country
Authors:Edward Everett Hale
Info:Chicago : Brewer, Barse, [191-?]
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The Man without a Country by Edward Everett Hale (1863)



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I saw this on a list of"other" books to read this summer and found it on Gutenberg. I remembered the Cliff Robertson movie (TV, 1973), and I'm sure I read it back then, but it was nice to reread. Nice to read a short story after Game of Thrones. Nice to read good writing after Game of Thrones.

A thinker that really needed to be fleshed out. ( )
1 vote Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
This was a short read, but honestly well worth relating to today. How many people are lost in the system to this day? How many people, when handed down what seemed a simple sentence, discovers that the sentence itself takes away more than it was supposed to take? There are repercussions for everything. This was a story that took place during the War of 1812. A number of things were misunderstood by the prisoner, by the courts, and by the general population of that era. After 50 years, these things were never corrected. Just like the things happening today. ( )
1 vote mreed61 | Aug 10, 2014 |
Published Barse and Hopkins . Old
  JoanWeed56 | Mar 13, 2011 |
This copy is very old looking and feeling. The pages are quite brittle and suseptible to tear or loosening
  jnajack | Oct 1, 2008 |
This is the deeply moving story of naval lieutenant Phillip Nolan, a young man who lived to regret a rash and passionately spoken oath. For when Nolan, who had fallen under the spell of the treasonous conspirator Aaron Burr, was court-martialed for his part in Burr's plot, he cursed the United States and avowed that he wished he might never hear of it again. His judges took him at his word, and for the next fifty years, until his death, he was never allowed to set foot on American soil, nor to see nor hear a single word of news about her and her affairs.

The author, Edward Everett Hale, paints a heart-rending portrait of a man who, having abjured his country, comes to regret his rash oath and longs for a home to call his own.

Everett Shinn's beautifully executed illustrations grace every page of this edition, with scenes from the book as well as simple motifs of ship and sea. ( )
2 vote Editormum | Aug 3, 2008 |
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I suppose that very few casual readers of the New York Herald of August 13th observed, in an obscure corner, among the "Deaths," the announcement, -

"NOLAN. Died, on board U. S. Corvette Levant, Lat. 2 11' S., Long. 131 W., on the 11th of May, PHILIP NOLAN,"
"D--n the United States! I wish I may never hear of the United States again!"
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surly combined Classics Illustrated: The Man without a Country [[[by]]] Edward Everett Hale, The man without a country by Edward Everett Hale [[[by]]] Edward Everett Hale, The Man Without a Country, Merrill's English Texts [[[by]]] Edward Everett Hale, The Man Without a Country [[[by]]] Edward Everett Hale (see work)
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First published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1863 and written to inspire patriotism and combat Northern sympathy with the Confederacy during the Civil War, this classic story met with immediate praise and acceptance. It concerns the fate of Philip Nolan, a young army officer who was caught up in the eddies of the Aaron Burr affair of 1807, and the granting of his wish "to never hear the name of the United States again."

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The fictitious story of an American officer who wished that he might never hear of the "United States" again, and had his wish granted.

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