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Titanic

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Author: Filson Young
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,573 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41
LoC Category: V
Downloads: 4,907
Added to site: 2010.04.15
mnybks.net#: 27354
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nautical, History
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all the extravagant luxuries of modern civilized life, on whom the discoveries of that first day of sun and wind in the Channel must have come with the greatest surprise. They had heard the ship described as a floating hotel; but as they began to explore her they must have found that she contained resources of a perfection unattained by any hotel, and luxuries of a kind unknown in palaces. The beauties of French chateaux and of English country-houses of the great period had been dexterously combined with that supreme form of comfort which the modern English and Americans have raised to the dignity of a fine art. Such a palace as a great artist, a great epicure, a great poet and the most spoilt and pampered woman in the world might have conjured up from their imagination in an idle hour was here materialized and set, not in a fixed landscape of park and woodland, but on the dustless road of the sea, with the sunshine of an English April pouring in on every side, and the fresh salt airs of the Channel filling

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