The Lovels of Arden

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Harper, 1872 - Počet stran: 179

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Strana 111 - Than that a child, more than all other gifts That earth can offer to declining man, Brings hope with it, and forward-looking thoughts, And stirrings of inquietude, when they By tendency of nature needs must fail.
Strana 91 - And will Mr. Lovel come to live with us ?' ' I don't know ; I have never contemplated such a possibility. I think Mr. Lovel is scarcely the kind of person who would care to live in another man's house.
Strana 143 - Can you read anywise? I think of you, bless you, love you — but it would have been better for you never to have seen my face perhaps, though Mr. Kenyon gave the first leave. Perhaps!! — I ' flatter ' myself to-night, in change for you.
Strana 120 - ... You have not grown indifferent to me ; but I don't want to take you away from home against your wish.' ' My wish is to be anywhere with you, papa ; anywhere — even though you may feel me an incumbrance. I could endure the humiliation of feeling that, so 'long as I was allowed to remain with you.' Mr. Granger gave a sigh that was almost a groan, and, for perhaps the first time in his life, it occurred to him that it would be a pleasant thing if his only daughter were to fall in love with some...
Strana 34 - but you have been so kind already, and I have stayed so long, that I begin to feel myself quite an intruder.' ' You silly child ! I do really, really wish to have you. I should like to keep you with me always, if I could. You suit me so much better than any of my sisters ; they are the most provoking girls in the world, I think, for being uninterested in my pursuits. And your Italian is something wonderful. I have not opened my dictionary since we have been reading together. And beyond all that,...
Strana 23 - ... criticisms, which in the end are scarcely more than moral strictures. With Catullus, the fact of adultery must be accepted. To defend it on moral grounds is worse than useless; to attack it on those grounds is to disseminate prejudice and misunderstanding. In the end, Catullus is not the first nor the last man in the world to fall in love with a married woman; it is a common, and tragic, experience, in this day as in that. That Catullus felt himself privileged to carry that love to the point...

O autorovi (1872)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon, the daughter of a solicitor, was educated privately. As a young woman, she acted under an assumed name for three years in order to support herself and her mother. In 1860 she met John Maxwell, a publisher of periodicals, whose wife was in an asylum for the insane. Braddon acted as stepmother to Maxwell's five children and bore him five illegitimate children before the couple married, in 1874, when Maxwell's wife died. Braddon's most famous novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), was first published serially in Robin Goodfellow and The Sixpenny Magazine. One of the earliest sensationalist novels, it sold nearly one million copies during Braddon's lifetime. Its plot involves bigamy, the protagonist's desertion of her child, her murder of her first husband, and her thoughts of poisoning her second husband. The novel shocked and outraged her contemporary, Margaret Oliphant, who said Braddon had invented "the fair-haired demon of modern fiction." Throughout her long literary career, during which she wrote more than 80 novels and edited several magazines, Braddon was often excoriated for her penchant for sensationalizing violence, crime, and sexual indiscretion. Nevertheless, Braddon had many well-known devotees, among them William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Braddon died in 1915.

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