The Prairie-Bird

The Prairie-Bird

by Charles Augustus Murray


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That seems plausible enough; yet, how can I be assured that the result will fulfil your promise? I once travelled in a stage coach, wherein was suspended, for the benefit of passengers, a coloured print of the watering-place which was our destination; it represented a magnificent hotel, with extensive gardens and shrubberies, through the shady walks of which, gaily attired parties were promenading on horseback and on foot.

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ISBN-13: 9781986173018
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/12/2018
Pages: 594
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sir Charles Augustus Murray (22 November 1806 - 3 June 1895) was a British author and diplomat.Murray spent several years travelling across Europe and America from 1835 and 1838, including several months with a Pawnee tribe in 1835. He described his experiences in his popular book Travels in North America (1839). He attempted to remain in the United States as Secretary of the British Legation, but failed to obtain the position. He returned to England, and wrote of the affair in a thinly-disguised novel, The Prairie-Bird (1844). On three occasions he stood as a Member of Parliament, but was unsuccessful each time, and finally obtained a position, from 1838 to 1844, as Master of the Household in the Court of the young Queen Victoria.

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