Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Synopsis

This is Melville's Classic tale of a man that was exiled for fifty years.

Excerpt

The traveller who at the present day is content to travel in the good old Asiatic style, neither rushed along by a locomotive, nor dragged by a stage-coach; who is willing to enjoy hospitalities at far-scattered farmhouses, instead of paying his bill at an inn; who is not to be frightened by any amount of loneliness, or to be deterred by the roughest roads or the highest hills; such a traveller in the eastern part of Berkshire, Massachusetts, will find ample food for poetic reflection in the singular scenery of a country, which, owing to the ruggedness of the soil and its lying out of the track of all public conveyances, remains almost as unknown to the general tourist as the interior of Bohemia.

Travelling northward from the township of Otis, the road . . .

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