The Bookman Volume 54

The Bookman Volume 54

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...adventurings were shortlived. With his colorful and honest temperament, he could not cope with hard-boiled senators and charlatans in the ring at Washington, and he came back greatly disillusioned, and bravely said so. Enough of that sort of thing for him! Never again! A little of it went a long way. But he should have written some political stories--they might have been good stuff. Johnson, above all things, is charming. A man is known by the company he keeps. Perhaps, then, it would be illuminating to give a list of those men with whom the novelist has always been more or less intimate. For years he was adored by, and adored in turn, Arthur Bartlett Maurice; and it was while the latter was editing The Bookman that young Johnson's series of questions for college students, which had formed a passage in "Stover at Yale," was reprinted by Maurice--a literary interrogation list that stumped us all, and was exceedingly clever. He probably set the fashion for Edison and others; for he is a bit of a pioneer. Witness "The Salamander." It came five years before its time; now we realize its bitter truth. There is no doubt that his questions set the literati talking--and squirming; and it was all great fun. It may have been that Owen was at his old business of playing a practical joke. Nevertheless, the thing he did created a storm, a veritable upheaval. Not in years had ignorance been more plainly shown up; and many a college man hung his head and ran to cover, with a pathetic percentage of twelve or so in his favor. Maurice and Johnson are as thick as ever; but the author of the Lawrenceville stories has kept other friends over a long period of years; and he has been catholic in his tastes. His last book is dedicated to Hugh...show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880900
  • 9781236880901