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The Golden Dream

3.53  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1861)
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Thom Swennes
Feb 07, 2013 Thom Swennes rated it liked it
Gold fever (worldwide) in the middle of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth Century’s often reached epidemic proportions and often with as devastating effect of any plague. As to be expected, in a gold rush you have winner and losers. Losers are the vast majority but the least heard or remembered. Ned, a youthful Englishman, is smitten with the recent news of gold in California. He dreams about nothing else. Fate smiles on Ned and he is offered the opportunity to go to California. ...more
Aug 18, 2009 Frank rated it really liked it
A great adventure story during the time of gold being discovered in California. Starts in England as a young man sails to California. Some adventures at sea but most are in California and in the gold fields. Great close up and personal stories of what it was really like then but Ballantyne also has his touch of God and living the life of God even in the wilds. And he also touches upon the attachment of gold and the ability of some to let go of that attachment even in the middle of the gold fever ...more
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R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in t
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