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A SEARCH FOR AMERICA



Author: Grove, Frederick Philip

Publisher: Thomas C. Breuer

Format: Mobipocket PRC

Content Language: English

Size: 1,156 KB

Publication Date: 2009-03-31

Category:
Biography & Autobiography > General

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A SEARCH FOR AMERICA
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Contents:

BOOK I--THE DESCENT
1. I Emigrate
2. I Land on American Soil
3. I Secure Work
4. I Submerge
5. I Earn a Promotion
6. I Meet the Explanation for One Kind of Success
7. I Move On 

BOOK II--THE RELAPSE
1. The Issue is Obscured
2. I Scour the City for Work
3. I Go on the Road
4. I Seek New Fields
5. I Join a New Company
6. I Land Somewhere
7. I Wind Things Up 

BOOK III--THE DEPTHS
1. I Go Exploring
2. I Lose Sight of Mankind
3. I Come Into Contact With Humanity Again
4. I Try to Find Work for the Winter
5. I Become a Hand
6. I Widen My Outlook
7. I Am Kidnapped 

BOOK IV--THE LEVEL
1. I Learn to Beat My Way
2. I Start Work in the Harvest
3. I Become Acquainted With the Hobo
4. I Meet Mother and Son
5. My Problem Defines Itself and I Solve It 

a selection from BOOK ONE - The Descent

"As long as you keep in the upper regions, with all the world bowing to you as you go, social arrangements have a very handsome air; but once get under the wheels, and you wish society were at the devil. I will give most respectable men a fortnight of such a life, and then I will offer them twopence for what remains of their morality."
--
Robert Louis Stevenson

ONE - I Emigrate

I was twenty-four years old when one day in the month of July I took passage from Liverpool to Montreal. I was not British-born; but my mother had been a Scotswoman, and from my earliest childhood I had been trained to speak the English of fashionable governesses. I had acquired--by dint of much study of English literature--a rather extensive reading and arguing vocabulary which however showed--and, by the way, to this day shows--its parentage by a peculiar stiff-necked lack of condescension to everyday slang. My father, Charles Edward Branden by name, had been of Swedish extraction, himself rather an Anglophile. For many years previous to my emigration, I, too, had affected English ways in dress and manners; occasionally, when travelling in Sweden or in the countries bordering on the Mediterranean, I had connived at being taken for an Englishman. I am afraid, if I could meet myself as I then was, I should consider my former self as an insufferable snob and coxcomb.

I must explain at some length what induced me to go to America.

When I was a boy, my parents lived "in style"; that is to say, they had a place in the country, a rather "palatial" home, and a house in the fashionable residential district of a populous city on the continent of Europe. The exact localities are irrelevant. Every summer, as soon as at home the heat became oppressive, my mother, whom I adored and whom I remember as a Junoesque lady of very pronounced likes and dislikes, used to pack up and to go to the French coast--to Boulogne, Harfleur, St. Malo, Parisplage--or to Switzerland--the Zurich Lake, Landshut, Lucerne. She preferred the less frequented places, such as were prepared to meet her demands for comfort without being infested by tourist-crowds. And invariably she took one of her ten children along, mostly myself, probably because I was the youngest one and her only boy. She died when I was an adolescent.

About a year after my mother's death I went on a "tour of the continent", planned to take me several years. The ostensible reason was that I intended to pursue and to complete my studies at various famous universities--Paris, Bonn, Oxford, Rome. In reality I went because I had the wandering instinct. I by no means adhered to the prearranged plan, but allowed myself to be pushed along.




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