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: 2,437
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

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Europe After 8:15 by H.L. Mencken - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Europe After 8:15 by H.L. Mencken - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Europe After 8:15 by H.L. Mencken - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Europe After 8:15 by H.L. Mencken - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Europe After 8:15 by H.L. Mencken - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Europe After 8:15 by H.L. Mencken - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Canterville Ghost
by Oscar Wilde
The $30,000 Bequest
by Mark Twain
A Rogue's Life
by Wilkie Collins
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain
Three Men in a Boat
by Jerome K. Jerome
Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
by George Randolph Chester

See more popular titles from this genre.