Tag Archives: Max O’Rell

A Scarecrow in Petticoats

Max of the Month 4.  When reading non-fiction books from the 19th Century, one finds no shortage of great writers who have now been largely forgotten. However, occasionally a writer comes to light whose work is so entertaining, and who … Continue reading

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Offended by the view.

Max of the Month 3.  When reading non-fiction books from the 19th Century, one finds no shortage of great writers who have now been largely forgotten. However, occasionally a writer comes to light whose work is so entertaining, and who … Continue reading

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Love, Honour and Obey?

Max of the Month 2.  When reading non-fiction books from the 19th Century, one finds no shortage of great writers who have now been largely forgotten. However, occasionally a writer comes to light whose work is so entertaining, and who … Continue reading

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Flirtation: an English Pastime

Max of the Month 1.  I have often quoted from the works of Max O’Rell over the last few years, one of my favourite travel writers from the 19th Century, now virtually forgotten.  His books are so packed with fascinating … Continue reading

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Thanks for visiting, son. Here’s your bill.

Quick Quotes 21.  The following quote is taken from John Bull and His Island, by Max O’Rell, published in 1883: But it is in Scotland above all that one must look for sound business principles. Indeed, those who have never … Continue reading

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Too Much Hat

Snippets 183.  In 1889 French travel writer Max O’Rell wrote about American society in great detail in Jonathan and his Continent, making the book an important piece of work from a social history perspective.  The following are the edited highlights … Continue reading

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Money Talks

Snippets 174.  Which country is the most “free” for the people who live there, the USA or the UK?  I wouldn’t like to make a judgement on that, but in 1889 travel writer Max O’Rell expressed a very clear opinion … Continue reading

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