IN writing the present work, I have kept in view the needs of Calcutta residents who wish to familiarise themselves with the story of their great city and of visitors who will naturally ask to be shown objects of interest peculiar to the place. It has not seemed worth either my reader's while or my own to enter into descriptions of those commonplace buildings of public utility which may be found in every city, or to send the stranger in search of what he can see every day in his native land. It will be observed that the present book is an humble imitation of the justly famous guide-books of the late Augustus Hare. Following the example of that admirable cicerone, I have, whenever a place or an event has been already well described, preferred to quote the author's words rather than to appropriate his matter and by re-setting his phrases make it appear to be my own.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - W. K. Firminger
Published Date - August 28 2019
ISBN - 9780364486238
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Page Count - 386
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