New England: A Collection from Harper's Magazine is a 538-page hardcover published by Gallery Books, an imprint of W.H. Smith Publishers, Inc., 1990, stated first printing. The dust jacket has very minor shelf wear. Inside, there is the slightest tanning around the page edges. The condition is good.
New England--home of the Yankee and the cradle of American intellectualism; a region of poets, philosophers and seafarers. The area's rich cultural heritage is revealed through this fascinating selection of writings from Harper's Magazine.
This handsome book contains facsimiles of original articles from the archives of America's illustrious magazine, Harper's, that capture the spirit of early New England--the 'flowering' of a region--with an authenticity that no modern-day writer could equal.
From the emergence of the Brahmin class in Boston and the sophistication of early intellectuals to the spartan existence of Salem fishermen; from intriguing portraits of eminent New Englanders, such as Longfellow and Emerson, to first-hand accounts of the days leading up to the battle of Bunker Hill; from the lush scenery of Vermont to the rugged seascape of Maine--this unique volume captures the spirit of early New England with an authenticity that no modern writer could equal.
Over 300 exquisite turn-of-the-century line drawings, engravings, photographs, and etchings are included in this nostalgic collection.ISBN: 0-8317-4256-9