Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Europe After 8:15

Cover image for

Download


Author: H.L. Mencken
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,718 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85
LoC Categories: G, PS
Downloads: 2,553
Added to site: 2007.01.08
mnybks.net#: 15749
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Satire, Travel
Excerpt

uniform seashell grey. It is a scene of indescribable loveliness; the wild reds of hades splashed riotously upon the cold whites and pale hues of heaven. The night train for Venice, a long line of black coaches, is entering the town. Somewhere below, apparently in the barracks, a sunset gun is fired. After a silence of perhaps two or three minutes, the Americans gather fresh inspiration and resume their conversation.

"I have seen worse scenery."

"Very pretty."

"Yes, sir; it's well worth the money."

"But the Rockies beat it all hollow."

"Oh, of course. They have nothing over here that we can't beat to a whisper. Just consider the Rhine, for instance. The Hudson makes it look like a country creek."

"Yes, you're right. Take away the castles, and not even a German would give a hoot for it. It's not so much what a thing is over here as what reputation it's got. The whole thing is a matter of press-agenting."

"I agree with you. There's the 'beautif

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

John Pearce
Pearce's debut novel, Treasure of Saint-Lazare, received rave reviews, reached a #29 of all Kindle books on Amazon and was picked as the best historical mystery of the year by Readers' Favorite. In this interview, Pearce gives us some behind-the-scenes insights in the creation of Treasure of Saint-Lazare, talks about art and how the city of Paris is a main character in his books.
Read full interview...