Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.
Author: Vilhelm Moberg
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Author: George Lamming
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
A compelling and intricate novel of emigration and the effects of colonialism on a people
Author: Gilbert Imlay
Imlay’s delightful epistolary adventure of 1793, set on the American frontier, was one of the first American novels. The trials of an emigrant family in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky contrast the decadence of Europe with the utopian promise of the American West. Its sensational love plots also dramatize the novel’s surprising feminist allegiances.
Author: Lansford W Hastings
Publisher: Applewood Books
Published in 1845, this guidebook for pioneers is a reproduction of one of the most collectible books about California and the Western movement. It was the guidebook used by the Donner Party on their fateful journey.
Badawi and Catherine Simon in America
Author: Louis Farshee
A newly married teenage couple emigrates from Mount Lebanon in 1890 to begin a new life in the US. Told against the events of the time, the 1890s, the Great War, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression, they, and other immigrants struggle to join main-stream America.
Author: Prayer book and homily society
shewing a description of the United States and the British possessions of Canada, as regards climate, soil, productions, laws & customs, and the best places pointed out to those who emigrate ...
Author: John Howe
Author: William Carleton
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Emigrants of Ahadarra by William Carleton
Author: Johan Bojer
Publisher: The National Academies
Bojer's novel of Norwegian emigration in the 1880s tells of young villagers who leave the Old World to seek a better life. Their trek takes them to homesteads in North Dakota, where they find that breaking the sod and surviving blizzards are easier than feeling at home in this new land. First published in 1925.
By the Petworth Emigration Committee, to Montreal, Thence Up the River Ottawa and Through the Rideau Canal, to Toronto, Upper Canada, and Afterwards to Hamilton; Also of the Journey from Hamilton to the Township of Blandford, where the Families Were Settled..
Author: James Marr Brydone
Author: Sławomir Mrożek
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
This important play from one of Poland's most prominent playwrights has had successful stagings in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York. It takes place on a New Year's Eve in an unnamed country in the home of two immigrants. One is a political exile, an intellectual who gets his money from a mysterious source. The other is a ditch digger who is saving money to bring over his family.