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A Frenchman in America by Max O'Rell

A FRENCHMAN IN AMERICA.

[Illustration: Max O'Rell]

_A FRENCHMAN IN AMERICA_

Recollections of Men and Things

BY MAX O'RELL

AUTHOR OF "JONATHAN AND HIS CONTINENT," "JOHN BULL, JUNIOR," "JACQUES BONHOMME," "JOHN BULL AND HIS ISLAND," ETC.

WITH OVER ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY E. W. KEMBLE

NEW YORK CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY 104 & 106 FOURTH AVENUE

COPYRIGHT, 1891, BY CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY.

_All rights reserved._

THE MERSHON COMPANY PRESS, RAHWAY, N. J.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER. PAGE.

I.--Departure--The Atlantic--Demoralization of the "Boarders"-- Betting--The Auctioneer--An Inquisitive Yankee, 1

II.--Arrival of the Pilot--First Look at American Newspapers, 11

III.--Arrival--The Custom House--Things Look Bad--The Interviewers--First Visits--Things Look Brighter--"O Vanity of Vanities," 14

IV.--Impressions of American Hotels, 25

V.--My Opening Lecture--Reflections on Audiences I Have Had--The Man who Won't Smile--The One who Laughs too Soon, and Many Others, 37

VI.--A Connecticut Audience--Merry Meriden--A Hard Pull, 48

VII--A Tempting Offer--The Thursday Club--Bill Nye--Visit to Young Ladies' Schools--The Players' Club, 52

VIII.--The Flourishing of Coats-of-Arms in America--Reflections Thereon--Forefathers Made to Order--The Phonograph at Home--The Wealth of New York--Departure for Buffalo, 60

IX.--Different Ways of Advertising a Lecture--American Impressarios and Their Methods, 66

X.--Buffalo--The Niagara Falls--A Frost--Rochester to the Rescue of Buffalo--Cleveland--I Meet Jonathan--Phantasmagoria, 74

XI.--A Great Admirer--Notes on Railway Traveling--Is America a Free Nation?--A Pleasant Evening in New York, 81

XII.--Notes on American Women--Comparisons--How Men Treat Women and Vice Versa--Scenes and Illustrations, 90

XIII.--More about Journalism in America--A Dinner at Delmonico's-- My First Appearance in an American Church, 110

XIV.--Marcus Aurelius in America--Chairmen I Have Had--American, English, and Scotch Chairmen--One who had Been to Boulogne--Talkative and Silent Chairmen--A Trying Occasion-- The Lord is Asked to Allow the Audience to See my Points, 124


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