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GROVE, Frederick Philip. A Search for America : The Odyssey of an Immigrant. New York : Louis Carrier & Co., 1928. First thus printing. Pp. (14),3-392,(2). Map endpapers. 8vo, orange cloth with dark
"At twenty-four years of age - tall, fair, and blue-eyed son of Scandinavian father and Scots mother -- widely travelled, well-read, fluent in six languages - accustomed to the society of cultured friends in the great capital cities of the world -- young, brilliant, rich, a skilful spender -- Suddenly penniless! The bitter dregs of friendly pseudo-sympathy -- the urge to seek success abroad - the first shock of America -- the weary quest for work -- waiter's assistant in a cheap restaurant -- And then the long Search all over the continent for the America of the immigrant's dreams, for the ideals and the vaunted freedom, for the Abraham Lincolns. Throuh it all, the cities and factories, the harvest-fields and the open road, through the sufferings and questionings of youth, there comes gradually a vision of America's true ideals and an understanding of the American way of life.
The story of the coming of the European has been written. Stark truth tears the veil from the bitter experiences through which pass so many of America's new citizens. The story is epic." - from the dustjacket.
Some light shelfwear to bottom edge, else very good in lightly nicked dustjacket. Uncommon with dustjacket. 60.00
Title: A Search for America: The Odyssey of an Immigrant. in dustjacket.
Publisher: Louis Carrier & Co., New York, 1928,: 1928
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 103912