The American in Holland - Griffis, William Elliot
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To really know and appreciate a country, you must explore it far and wide-not just the tourist spots. That's what William Elliot Griffis believed. After becoming enamored of the Netherlands and its people and history, he endeavored to explore every corner. In The American in Holland (originally published in 1899), he guides a tour through each of the eleven provinces, with an added stop in the court of Queen Wilhelmina. He subtly illustrates the epic poem of the political and social trials and tribulations that shaped the Netherlands by way of showing what is best and most interesting about…mehr

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To really know and appreciate a country, you must explore it far and wide-not just the tourist spots. That's what William Elliot Griffis believed. After becoming enamored of the Netherlands and its people and history, he endeavored to explore every corner. In The American in Holland (originally published in 1899), he guides a tour through each of the eleven provinces, with an added stop in the court of Queen Wilhelmina. He subtly illustrates the epic poem of the political and social trials and tribulations that shaped the Netherlands by way of showing what is best and most interesting about each province-from tulips to giants' graves to the regal Rhine and all the art and architecture in between. American author, educator, and theologian WILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS (1843-1928) was born in Philadelphia. He is also the author of Welsh Fairy Tales, The Firefly's Lover, The Unmannerly Tiger, Brave Little Holland, and Bonnie Scotland.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cosimo Classics
  • Seitenzahl: 448
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. März 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 140mm x 26mm
  • Gewicht: 594g
  • ISBN-13: 9781602061668
  • ISBN-10: 1602061661
  • Artikelnr.: 22787388
Autorenporträt
William Elliot Griffis (1843 - 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer and prolific author. Griffis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a sea captain and later a coal trader. During the American Civil War, he served two months as a corporal in Company H of the 44th Pennsylvania Militia after Robert E. Lee invaded Pennsylvania in 1863. After the war, he attended Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating in 1869. At Rutgers, Griffis was an English and Latin language tutor for Taro Kusakabe, a young samurai from the province of Echizen (part of modern Fukui). After a year of travel in Europe, he studied at the seminary of the Reformed Church in America in New Brunswick (known today as the New Brunswick Theological Seminary).