On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet is still so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as the coathanger. The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.
Australia has evolved from a nation of tea drinkers into one of passionate, true-to-Italian-immigrant espresso consumers.
Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving is a compilation of short stories by the great American author. Featuring famous stories like The Devil and Tom Walker, Tales of a Traveller is short to delight. The stories included in Tales of a Traveller are: Part First Strange Stories By A Nervous Gentleman. A Hunting Dinner. The Adventure Of My Uncle. The Adventure Of My Aunt. The Bold Dragoon; Or The Adventure Of My Grandfather. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Picture. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Stranger. The Story Of The Young Italian. Part Second. Buckthorne And His Friends. Literary Life. A Literary Dinner. The Club Of Queer Fellows. The Poor Devil Author. Buckthorne, Or The Young Man Of Great Expectations. The Booby Squire. The Strolling Manager. Part Third. The Italian Banditti. The Inn At Terracina. The Adventure Of The Little Antiquary. The Adventure Of The Popkins Family. The Painter's Adventure. The Story Of The Bandit Chieftain. The Story Of The Young Robber. Part Fourth. The Money Diggers. Found Among The Papers Of The Late Diedrich Knickerbocker Hell Gate. Kidd The Pirate. The Devil And Tom Walker. Wolfert Webber; Or, Golden Dreams. The Adventure Of Sam, The Black Fisherman. Commonly Denominated Mud Sam. Enjoy Tales of a Traveler by Washington Irving today!
First published in 1855 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, this two-volume work celebrates the life of the author, wit and clergyman Sydney Smith (1771-1845). A founder of the second Edinburgh Review, Smith is best remembered for his entertaining observations and witticisms. The work comprises a memoir, written by Smith's daughter Saba Holland (1802-66), and a selection of letters, edited by Sarah Austin (1793-1867). Together, the volumes offer private insights into a man who lived much of his life in the public eye. Sharing her father's sense of humour, Holland peppers her memoir in Volume 1 with many of his best jokes, while also emphasising his character as a compassionate clergyman, loving father and dutiful friend. Volume 2 continues with Smith's letters, selected for the light that they shed on his character.
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