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Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa, and Its Islands: Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madeira, Canary, and Cape Verd Islands; Their Climates, Inhabitants, and Productions; Accounts of Places, Peoples, Customs, Trade, Etc;, Etc;,

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Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa, and Its Islands

Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madeira, Canary, and Cape Verd Islands; Their Climates, Inhabitants, and Productions; Accounts of Places, Peoples, Customs, Trade, Etc;, Etc;,

By Chas W. Thomas

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Format: Paperback, 266 pages
Published In: United States, 23 September 2016
Excerpt from Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa, and Its Islands: Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madeira, Canary, and Cape Verd Islands; Their Climates, Inhabitants, and Productions; Accounts of Places, Peoples, Customs, Trade, Etc;, Etc;, Etc My first impressions of the Moors were gathered from the Arabian Nights, and stories of shipwreck and adventure among them by Adams; sobered somewhat, in later boyhood, by Jackson's Account of the Empire of Morocco. My boyish imagination loved to revel in the mists of Moorish history, and the wildness of Moorish scenery and character. It was to me a land of exhaustless legend and romance; in whose people, cruelty and hospitality, treachery and platonic friend ship, strangely harmonized. I was early fired with the desire Of seeing with my own eyes her majestic moun tains and magnificent plains; and many a delightful dayvdream have I had, (over an uninteresting Latin grammar, ) full of wild adventure, passing from castle to tent, under the shadow of a friendly turban, before whose sesame curtains and doors ew Open. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
EAN: 9781333721022
ISBN: 1333721021
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.42 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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