In the Footprints of the Padres In the Footprints of the Padres

In the Footprints of the Padres

Publisher Description

Since the first and second editions of "In the Footprints of the Padres" appeared, many things have transpired. San Francisco has been destroyed and rebuilt, and in its holocaust most of the old landmarks mentioned in the pages that follow as then existing, have been obliterated. Since then, too, the gentle heart, much of whose story is told herein, has been hushed in death. Charles Warren Stoddard has followed on in the footprints of the Padres he loved so well. He abides with us no longer, save in the sweetest of memories, memories which are kept ever new by the unforgettable writings which he left behind him. He passed away April 23, 1909, and lies sleeping now under the cypresses of his beloved Monterey. Charles Warren Stoddard was possessed of unique literary gifts that were all his own. These gifts shine out in the pages of this book. Here we find that mustang humor of his forever kicking its silver heels with the most upsetting suddenness into the honeyed sweetness of his flowing poetry. Here, too, we find that gift of word painting which makes all his writings a brilliant gallery of rich hued and soft lighted wonder. Of the green thickets of the redwood forests he says, in "Primeval California": "A dense undergrowth of light green foliage caught and held the sunlight like so much spray". So do Stoddard's pages catch and hold the lights and shadows of a world which is the more beautiful because he beheld it and sang of it for sing he did. His prose is the essence of poetry.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
1892
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
1.5
MB

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