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Our American Cousin

Our American Cousin

by Tom Taylor


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Tom Taylor (1817-1880) was a dramatist and editor of Punch magazine. He was born in England. After attending school there, and studying for two sessions at the University of Glasgow, he entered Trinity College at Cambridge University in 1837. He began his working life as a journalist. Soon after moving to London, Taylor wrote for the Morning Chronicle and the Daily News. He was on the staff of Punch until 1874, when he succeeded Charles William Shirley Brooks as editor. For two years Taylor was a professor of English literature at University College, London. He was called to the bar at Middle Temple, and went on the northern circuit until he became assistant secretary of the Board of Health in 1850. On the reconstruction of the Board in 1854 he was made secretary, and on its abolition his services were transferred to a department of the Home Office, retiring on a pension in 1876. Amongst his other works are Our American Cousin (1858) and The Ticket-of-Leave Man.

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ISBN-13: 9781986032285
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2018
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.21(d)

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Tom Taylor is manager of community relations and the welcome center at Unity. He has selected historic images from an extensive collection of photographs and rare real-photo postcards from the Unity Archives to depict the growth and development of this unique Mediterranean-styled village set in the midst of Missouri cornfields.

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The complete script of the comic drama performed at Ford's Theater the night Abraham Lincoln was shot. A facsimile of the oroginal publication.

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