Today we have a bundle for you hand-curated by Jumbelbook in .ePub and .mobi format; this time with the subject ‘Artists’.
The first story is The Mysterious Sketch by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian, also better known under their pseudonym Erckmann-Chatrian. The duo are well-known for their military tales and paranormal pieces, and this story is an example of the latter. Praised by their contemporaries for their fiction, their politics were divisive and critiqued for its republicanism and pacifist sentiments.
We’re following this by two pieces by Francis Hopkinson Smith, with the same subject. Namely The Man In The High-Water Boots and The Parthenon By Way Of Papendrecht, which is also a travel story. Smith was an American engineer (known for his numerous federal government works, including the foundation of the Statue of Liberty), author and artist who regularly ventured on various sketching trips across the Americas and Europe.
Hope you enjoy!
These stories were sourced from Project Gutenberg, the volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works:
The Mysterious Sketch by Erckmann-Chatrian
The Man In The High-Water Boots by Francis Hopkinson Smith
The Parthenon By Way Of Papendrecht by Francis Hopkinson Smith
What’s your favourite art piece, or have you ever been on a creative vacation? Let us know in the comments.
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