Current Opinion Volume 5

Current Opinion Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde makes one of the characters say: "There are in all London only five women worth talking to, and two of them are not presentable in good society."--Theodore Tilton has been made Master of the AngloAmerican Masonic lodge at Paris, the first American who ever held a similar position in an English lodge. Guy de Maupassant was Gustave Flaubert's favorite pupil, and for seven years studied writing at the feet of his master; each week Flaubert would give his young disciple a subject for an essay or a piece of descriptive writing, and when the work was done it was submitted to Flaubert, who would then criticise and tear the style to pieces, and frequently rewrite the whole thing.--Mrs. Chas. Harrison's life of her brother, the late Rev. A. M. Mackay, "the St. Paul of Uganda" so feelingly referred to by Mr. Stanley for good work done in Central Africa, will shortly be published.--A Czech landowner, named Tischer, has offered the Svatabor of Prague (a club of Czech authors) the sum of 26,000 gulden toward the erection of a Pantheon in the Wischerad cemetery for men of letters of his own nationality.--Alfred Austin, the English poet and editor of the National Review, in his speech at the recent authors' dinner in London, is described as being " lengthy, platitudinous, and happily, for the most part, inaudible."--The Slayton Lyceum Bureau, of New York and Chicago, are making engagements for lecturer A. Miner Griswold (Fat Contributor), editor of Texas Siftings, New York, for the coming season; he has two illustrated humorous lectures, entitled Round the World and New York to and all about Paris.--Theodore Watts, the famous critic of the London Athenaeum, has given up his idea of writing a...show more

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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 971g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633644
  • 9781236633644