William Austin (1778-1841) was an American author and lawyer, most notable as the creator of the Peter Rugg stories published in the New England Galaxy in 1824-1827. Austin''s stories, constructed as long letters signed with the name Jonathan Dunwell, presented the Rugg story as a long-standing New England legend, about a strong and obstinate man who got lost in a thundersWilliam Austin (1778-1841) was an American author and lawyer, most notable as the creator of the Peter Rugg stories published in the New England Galaxy in 1824-1827. Austin''s stories, constructed as long letters signed with the name Jonathan Dunwell, presented the Rugg story as a long-standing New England legend, about a strong and obstinate man who got lost in a thunderstorm in 1770 and wandered the roads ever afterwards. The stories were so popular and convincing they were readily accepted as a recounting of actual legend. Austin''s original fiction was forgotten, and Peter Rugg became accepted as a figure of popular New England ghost tales.Illustrated by Edwin B. Kolsby...
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“Your estate, indeed, remains, but no home. You were cut off from the last age, and you can never be fitted to the present. Your home is gone, and you can never have another home in this world.” -- William Austin, Peter Rugg, The Missing ManWilliam Austin’s words from the short story Peter Rugg, The Missing Man speaks to so many young men and women who are “cut off from the last age,” who’s past generation failed to pass on the wealth from previous generations, who secrets die with the dead, who’s heritage is but only a mystery. Peter Rugg was a man who every one saw, but no one knew. Like other men and women of more contemporary times who have lost their heritage from the failure of past generation have paid the consequences of not knowing “ thy self.” As a result, present and future generations will continue to fail in their attempt to follow the only golden rule, “always be yourself.” The self is all but a mystery from the time you are born to the time you die. Then what is the end-state in the pursuit of one’s self? More importantly, what is the self? The argument is never clear. But to define the self is to write the self is an original idea of you. You is simple a pronoun to describe an individual. Better yet, the self is more accurately described as a rugged individualist. Rugged individualism follows the lines of originality. To become original, one must build a foundation of conformity. Conformity in the sense of originality is the antithesis, but without one the other can not survive. Thus, learning conformity before originality is essential to the creation of the individual and ultimately the existence and pursuit of the self.The greatest of endeavors is the constant pursuit of one’s self . Looking deep within your own transcendences, is to discover a rugged individualist in a world of conformity. No matter the situation, whether in the harshest of confirmatories like the military--where every person wears, speaks, and acts in uniform--one will find at the very core of humanity within the individual’s soul. The soul consciously speaks to him or her with an guiding light of morality. Individualism obviously comes in so many forms. As mentioned above, individualism is within every person from birth until death. Death in some form is the ultimate act of individualism became it is the conclusion of an individual’s life. In no other way, in no other time, by no other person will live that way again. In some way, that individual life is really characterized as a Missing Man. In other words, the worlds with miss that person for his originality and dedication to the pursuit of individualism in a world of conformity.
This is actually two stories presented as one. Apparently, the second (and a few other sequels) were written due to popular demand, after the success of the first. You can tell. The first one is truly excellent; the other simply very good, but not quite as inspired. A cursed coachman travels the world with his young daughter, just trying to get home to Boston.
Whoa. Kinda scary. Wasn't really expecting it. This is a ghost story.