Tag Archives: Max O’Rell

Votes for Women

Snippets 115. In the previous snippet we looked at a quote from Jonathan and His Continent by Max O’Rell. Although he is one of my favourite ‘forgotten’ authors, a travel writer whose books are funny and readable, despite now all … Continue reading

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Marrying for Money

Snippets 114. One of my favourite ‘forgotten’ authors is Max O’Rell, a travel writer whose books are funny and readable, despite now all being well over 100 years old. His 1889 book, Jonathan and his Continent, tackled the subject of … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Nun

Snippets 79. The following snippet, although abridged, is a longer quote than I normally include here, but is such an interesting and heart-rending story that it is well worth a read. It is taken from an 1891 edition of Strand … Continue reading

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A Very Hungry Lady!

Snippets 78. In the first snippet of this year we looked at a quote from Jonathan and his Continent, by Max O’Rell, one of my favourite ‘forgotten’ authors. Published in 1889, his book looks at American life and customs at … Continue reading

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An Obliging Innkeeper

Snippets 72.  Mordecai Manuel Noah (1785-1851) had a varied and successful life, in the fields of politics (as Consul to Tunis), journalism (founding The National Advocate, New York Enquirer, Evening Star and Sunday Times) and writing. He is considered to … Continue reading

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The History of Pantomime (Christmas History 19)

Yesterday’s Christmas History included a quote from John Bull and his Island, by the fabulous French author Max O’Rell, published in 1883.  In the same book he writes about Christmas pantomimes, a tradition that was relatively new at the time, … Continue reading

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Powerful Plum Pudding (Christmas History 18)

In Journals 5 we looked at one of the travel journals of Max O’Rell, one of my favourite 19th Century travel writers, who infused his work with a great sense of humour.  For this Christmas History snippet, I have found … Continue reading

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