A Ramble Round the World
Americans who are anxious to know what foreigners think of them will find considerable entertainment and some cause for indignation in A Ramble Round the World, by Baron De Hubner. The title of the book is geographically correct, for the Baron circumnavigated the globe, and did a great deal of sight-seeing on the way As might be expected from a man who traveled in a great hurry, and yet had open eyes and a good memory, his remembrances are not of the leading characteristics of the countries he visited; they are all interesting, however, and show the writer to have been a man of humor, taste and refinement. About a fourth part of this book is devoted to the United States, in which land he learned especially to hate hotels and sleeping cars; the remainder of the volume is occupied with sketches of life and scenes in Japan and China. As a whole, Baron De Htibner's book is very interesting, but will probably have the unintended effect of showing how erroneous hasty impressions, even upon the best minds, are likely to be.
Book Review date:
Wednesday, February 10, 1875 to Wednesday, March 10, 1875