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LOUISA MUHLBACH'S HISTORICAL NOVELS.

D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 443 and 445 Broadway, New York,

HAVE JUST PUBLISHED,

BY L. MUHLBACH: NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER. An Historical Novel. 1 vol., 8vo. Paper covers, $1.50;

cloth, $200. This is a continuation of the Series entitled “Napoleon in Germany," of which “Louisa of Prussia ” and “Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia " are the first two volumes. THE EMPRESS JOSEPHINE. An Historical Sketch of the Days of Napoleon. 1 vol.,

8vo. Paper covers, $1.50 ; cloth, $2.00. "The fame of LOUISA MOHLBACH IS bo firmly established that any book from her pen is sure to meet with a hearty reception by all lovers of historical romance."- Chicago Journal of Com. NAPOLEON AND THE QUEEN OF PRUSSIA. An Historical Romance. Illus- |

trated with eight Original Designs 1 vol., 8vo. Paper covers, $1.50 ; cloth. $2.00. "This volume is a continuation of the account of the German side of Napoleon's campaign in Germany. Many facts which the histories of the time do not reveal are here set forth, clothed in language which renders the reading of them as entertaining as the romances of Sir Waiter Scott. We have her own assertion, which is amply verified by references to the chronicles of the time, that the acconnt is truthful." THE DAUGHTER OF AN EMPRESS. 1 vol., 8vo. Illustrated. Paper covers, $1.50;

cloth, $2.00. In a recent letter received from the author, she says: "I never have written a novel without first becoming acquainted witb the country, the people, and the facts, by actual observation." MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER SON. An Aistorical Novel. Containing eight Il

lustrations. 1 vol., 8vo. Paper covers, $1.50; cloth, $2.00. “The romantic career of the beautiful and unfortunate Marie Antoinette, and the Reign of Terror are depicted with historical accuracy, and in the author's bappiest style." LOUISA OF PRUSSIA AND HER TIMES. 1 vol., 8vo. Illastrated. Paper covers,

$1.50; cloth, $2. "This novel possesses all the characteristic escollences of the author." HENRY VIII. AND CATHARINE PARR. 1 vol., 12mo. Cloth, $2 00.

- Dealing with kings and queens, courts and courtiers of a tiine long past, sho is thoroughly acquainted with their manners and customs, their laws and habits, their weaknesses and crimes.” FREDERICK THE GREAT AND HIS FAMILY. 1 vol., 8vo. Illustrated. Paper

covers, $1.50; cloth, $2.00. “ They are more than entertaining; they are valuable as careful studies of history, minutely and appreciatively drawn."-Chicago Republican. JOSEPH II. AND HIS COURT. 1 vol., 8vo. Paper covers, $1.50; cloth, $2.00.

"In ‘Josepb II.' she transcends her previous efforts ; not only is the story wrought out in a masterly manner, but the real characters that figure in it have been carefully studied from the de. tailed chronicles of the time.”Philadelphia Inquirer. FREDERICK THE GREAT AND HIS COURT. 1 vol., 12mo. 434 pages. Cloth, $2.

"The most remarkable volume of our time. It is entertaining and piquant, and will commard a very wide circle of readers."— Troy Whig. THE MERCHANT OF BERLIN. 1 vol., 12mo. Cloth, $2.00.

"The interest of the reader is well maintained from the beginning to the close, and we know of no book of similar character which would while away an afternoon more pleasantly."- Utica Iler. BERLIN AND SANS-SOUCI ; or, Frederick the Great and His Friends. 1

vol., 12mo. Cloth, $2.00. “Unrivalled in the whole domain of historical romance."- Chicago Journal of Commerce.

Either of the above books will be sent to any address in the United States on receipt of pric.

FOR GENERAL CIRCULATION.

BY

BY

OHARLES DICKENS.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

443 & 4 46 BROADWAY.

1863.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENDELL

1918

PREFACE.

My readers have opportunities of judging for themselves whether the influences and tendencies which I distrusted in America had any existence but in my imagination. They can examine for themselves whether there has been anything in the public career of that country since, at home or abroad, which suggests that those influences and tendencies really did exist. As they find the fact, they will judge me. If they discern any evidences of wrong-going in any direction that I have indicated, they will acknowledge that I had reason in what I wrote. If they discern no such thing, they will consider me alto gether mistaken—but not wilfully.

Prejudiced I am not, and never have been, otherwise than in favor of the United States. I have many friends in America, I feel a grateful interest in the country, I hope and believe it will successfully work out a problem of the highest importance to the whole human race. To represent me as viewing AMERICA with ill-nature, coldness, or animosity, is merely to do a very foolish thing, which is always a very easy one.

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