Ardath, the Story of a Dead Self Volume 3

Ardath, the Story of a Dead Self Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... I am compelled to inform you that your visit here is entirely useless! Were I to tell my friend of the purpose you have in view concerning him, he would not feel so much flattered as you seem to imagine, but rather insulted! Excuse my frankness, --you have spoken plainly, --I must speak plainly too. Provision-dealers and sensational-story writers may find that it serves their purpose to be interviewed if only as a means of gaining extra advertisement, but a truly great and conscientious author like Theos Alwyn is quite above all that sort of thing." The lady raised her pale eyebrows with an expression of interrogative scorn. "Above all that sort of thing!" she echoed incredulously--"Dear me! How very extraordinary! I have always found all our celebrities so exceedingly pleased to be given a little additional notoriety!--and I should have thought a poet," this, with much depreciative emphasis--"would have been particularly glad of the chance! Because of course you know that unless a very astonishing success is made, as in the case of Mr. Alwyn's 'Nourhdlma', people really take such slight interest in writers of verse, that it is hardly ever worth while interviewing them!" "Precisely!" agreed Villiers ironically, --"The private history of a prize-fighter would naturally be much more thrilling!" He paused, --his temper was fast rising, but quickly reflecting that after all the indignation he felt was not so much against his visitor as against the system she represented, he resumed quietly, "May I ask you, madam, whether you have ever 'interviewed' Her Majesty the Queen?" Her angry glance swept slightingly over him. "Certainly not!...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766652
  • 9781236766656