St. Petersburg: A.F. Devrien, 1907. Item #95
, II, 227 pp.: ill. 19x14,5 cm. In original publisher's illustrated card boards. Loose, rubbed copy lacks front free end-paper, the material on the spine is partly detached, markings on the front cover, title-page and few other pages, pre-revolutionary stamp on the title-page and few other pages, soiling, spots and foxing. Otherwise a good copy.
First edition. Very rare.
Illustrations by S.A. Panov.
An interesting fiction story of a 16-years old Russian boy traveling from Vladivostok to America in search of a new better life. He
comes to San-Francisco from Vladivostok, travels across the country, goes to Chicago and back to San-Francisco in a search for a job. The comment of an American met by the main character on his journey:"You, my young friend, are lacking energy, our American persistence which is essential if you want to live here. Here a man depends only on himself and hopes for himself only... Americans got their freedom not from revolution or laws but they achieved it by working hard''.
WorldCat locates only one copy (University of Bern, Switzerland).