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The Man Without a Country and Other Tales (Larger Print)
The Man Without a Country and Other Tales - Larger Print Author:Edward Everett Hale Mr. Plain Buttons ... — "D--n the United States!" rages young Philip Nolan. "I wish I may never hear of the United States again!" — Ever since 1863, when THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, readers have been chilled by that treasonous cry -- and profoundly moved by its aftermath. For the cou... more »rt-martialed army officer, who had plotted against his government, gets his wish: he is exiled to sea for the rest of his life. Stripped of his insignia, he may never touch American shores, nor be given any news of the nation. When his ship battles the British in the War of 1812, he has by then repented and fights bravely. But his exile continues -- and only as a gently old man near death does he receive a moment of blessed happiness ...
Edward Everett Hale, a Unitarian minister, wrote this simple, realistic tale to rally the country to patriotism during the Civil War. Many stories dealing with moral issues of his day came from his pen; some of the best-known, such as the fantasy MY DOUBLE AND HOW HE UNDID ME, are included in this volume.
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