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Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad

(1907)
(The second book in the Aunt Jane's Nieces series)
A novel by

 
PREFATORY: The author is pleased to be able to present a sequel to "Aunt Jane's Nieces," the book which was received with so much favor last year. Yet it is not necessary one should have read the first book to fully understand the present volume, the characters being taken to entirely new scenes. The various foreign localities are accurately described, so that those who have visited them will recognize them at once, while those who have not been so fortunate may acquire a clear conception of them. It was my good fortune to be an eye witness of the recent great eruption of Vesuvius. Lest I be accused of undue sensationalism in relating the somewhat dramatic Sicilian incident, I will assure my reader that the story does not exaggerate present conditions in various parts of the island. In fact, Il Duca and Tato are drawn from life, although they did not have their mountain lair so near to Taormina as I have ventured to locate it. Except that I have adapted their clever system of brigandage to the exigencies of this story, their history is truly related. Many who have travelled somewhat outside the beaten tracks in Sicily will frankly vouch for this statement. Italy is doing its best to suppress the Mafia and to eliminate brigandage from the beautiful islands it controls, but so few of the inhabitants are Italians or in sympathy with the government that the work of reformation is necessarily slow. Americans, especially, must exercise caution in travelling in any part of Sicily; yet with proper care not to tempt the irresponsible natives, they are as safe in Sicily as they are at home. Aunt Jane's nieces are shown to be as frankly adventurous as the average clear headed American girl, but their experiences amid the environments of an ancient and still primitive civilization are in no wise extraordinary. Edith Van Dyne. *** an excerpt from CHAPTER I - THE DOYLES ARE ASTONISHED It was Sunday afternoon in Miss Patricia Doyle's pretty flat at 3708 Willing Square. In the small drawing room Patricia - or Patsy, as she preferred to be called - was seated at the piano softly playing the one "piece" the music teacher had succeeded in drilling into her flighty head by virtue of much patience and perseverance. In a thick cushioned morris-chair reclined the motionless form of Uncle John, a chubby little man in a gray suit, whose features were temporarily eclipsed by the newspaper that was spread carefully over them. Occasionally a gasp or a snore from beneath the paper suggested that the little man was "snoozing" as he sometimes gravely called it, instead of listening to the music. Major Doyle sat opposite, stiffly erect, with his admiring eyes full upon Patsy. At times he drummed upon the arms of his chair in unison with the music, nodding his grizzled head to mark the time as well as to emphasize his evident approbation. Patsy had played this same piece from start to finish seven times since dinner, because it was the only one she knew; but the Major could have listened to it seven hundred times without the flicker of an eyelash. It was not that he admired so much the "piece" the girl was playing as the girl who was playing the "piece." His pride in Patsy was unbounded. That she should have succeeded at all in mastering that imposing looking instrument - making it actually "play chunes" - was surely a thing to wonder at. But then, Patsy could do anything, if she but tried. Suddenly Uncle John gave a dreadful snort and sat bolt upright, gazing at his companions with a startled look that melted into one of benign complacency as he observed his surroundings and realized where he was. The interruption gave Patsy an opportunity to stop playing the tune. She swung around on the stool and looked with amusement at her newly awakened uncle. "You've been asleep," she said.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad (1906)
Author(s): L Frank Baum, Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-120-24949-X / 978-1-120-24949-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-25984-2 / 978-0-554-25984-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-35287-7 / 978-0-554-35287-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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April 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Van Edith Dyne
ISBN: 1-4280-6719-1 / 978-1-4280-6719-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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December 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4219-6211-X / 978-1-4219-6211-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's nieces abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-5194-3507-X / 978-1-5194-3507-1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad - Scholar's Choice Edition
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-297-05296-X / 978-1-297-05296-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholar's Choice
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4837-0438-6 / 978-1-4837-0438-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad Book 2 Large Print: (L Frank Baum Masterpiece Collection)
Author(s): L Frank Baum
ISBN: 1-4959-4062-4 / 978-1-4959-4062-0 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-159-95905-6 / 978-1-159-95905-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad - First Edition
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4701-1617-0 / 978-1-4701-1617-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-246-49643-7 / 978-1-246-49643-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad - Original Version
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4528-1976-9 / 978-1-4528-1976-1 (USA edition)
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad - 1st Edition
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4515-6912-2 / 978-1-4515-6912-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad (1906)
Author(s): L Frank Baum, Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-120-16021-9 / 978-1-120-16021-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4099-1973-0 / 978-1-4099-1973-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 8132032187 / 978-8132032182
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
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April 2008 : Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 8132007840 / 978-8132007845
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Van Edith Dyne
ISBN: 1-4280-6717-5 / 978-1-4280-6717-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4346-0185-4 / 978-1-4346-0185-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4346-0259-1 / 978-1-4346-0259-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-04751-9 / 978-0-554-04751-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-15455-2 / 978-0-554-15455-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4219-6212-8 / 978-1-4219-6212-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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