Book/Printed Material A Gil Blas in California.

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Title
A Gil Blas in California.
Summary
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of France's most acclaimed novelists of the nineteenth century. A Gil Blas in California (1933) is an English translation of a work first published in Brussels in 1852, with Dumas presenting it as his rendering of a young Frenchman's firsthand account of his adventures in the California Gold Rush. Many critics doubt its claims as a work of non-fiction. The tale covers a voyage round the Horn from Le Havre, life at French Camp, San Francisco fires, California farming and wildlife, hunting trips near Sonoma and in the Mariposa Valley, and a visit to San José.
Contributor Names
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
Wilbur, Marguerite Eyer, 1889-
Created / Published
Los Angeles, The Primavera press, 1933.
Subject Headings
-  California--Description and travel
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Agriculture--California
Notes
-  "A limited edition of 500 copies".
-  Head-pieces.
-  "Translated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur, foreword by Phil Townsend Hanna, wood engravings by Paul Landacre."
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
2 p.l., vii-x p., 3 l., xiii-xxx p., 1 l., 170 p. fold. map. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .D882
F865. D882 Copy 3 Copy 3.
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.074
Library of Congress Control Number
34004055
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Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of France's most acclaimed novelists of the nineteenth century. A Gil Blas in California (1933) is an English translation of a work first published in Brussels in 1852, with Dumas presenting it as his rendering of a young Frenchman's firsthand account of his adventures in the California Gold Rush. Many critics doubt its claims as a work of non-fiction. The tale covers a voyage round the Horn from Le Havre, life at French Camp, San Francisco fires, California farming and wildlife, hunting trips near Sonoma and in the Mariposa Valley, and a visit to San José.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Dumas, Alexandre, and Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. A Gil Blas in California. Los Angeles, The Primavera press, 1933. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/34004055/.

APA citation style:

Dumas, A. & Wilbur, M. E. (1933) A Gil Blas in California. Los Angeles, The Primavera press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/34004055/.

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Dumas, Alexandre, and Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. A Gil Blas in California. Los Angeles, The Primavera press, 1933. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/34004055/>.