The Tuesday Club: A Shorter Edition of the History of the Ancient and Honorable Tuesday Club Dr. Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton

ISBN: 9780801849688

Published: February 1st 1995

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368 pages


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The Tuesday Club: A Shorter Edition of the History of the Ancient and Honorable Tuesday Club  by  Dr. Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton

The Tuesday Club: A Shorter Edition of the History of the Ancient and Honorable Tuesday Club by Dr. Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton
February 1st 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 368 pages | ISBN: 9780801849688 | 5.47 Mb

Irrelevant erudition, happy insult, and plain silliness... In parts it is remarkably funny, and filled with wonderful lampooning and absurd event. The crude illustrations, done with pen-and-wash, are full of jollity and life.--Times LiteraryMoreIrrelevant erudition, happy insult, and plain silliness... In parts it is remarkably funny, and filled with wonderful lampooning and absurd event. The crude illustrations, done with pen-and-wash, are full of jollity and life.--Times Literary Supplement.When in 1745 Dr. Alexander Hamilton (no relation to Washingtons treasury secretary) founded the Tuesday Club of Annapolis, he hoped to bring part of the culture of his native Edinburgh to this barbarous and desolate corner of the world.

For the next eleven years Hamilton scrupulously recorded the often tumultuous meetings of a club whose only sacrosanct bylaw was that no serious question could be given a serious answer. The result was a voluminous account rich with colorful detail and brimming with good humor, literary parody, tongue-in-cheek cultural criticism, and pointed political satire.First published in 1990 in a three-volume edition that won widespread critical acclaim, this remarkable literary and cultural document is now available in an abridged paperback version that retains the wit, flavor, and charm of the original.

Students of early American history and literature as well as general readers interested in the period will now find accessible one of British Americas true literary achievements, a work that brings the golden age of the colonial Chesapeake wonderfully to life.Begin in the middle of the Book & read backwards, then forwards & skip about- I think now & then you will find something that will set you aroaring.--James Carroll, donating manuscript of Record of the Tuesday Club to a member of the Baltimore Library Company, May 4, 1824



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