Hearst's International Volume 7

Hearst's International Volume 7

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...and with a singular apprehension of human motives. The four roads to Paradise are the four ways to happiness: Influence, work, money and love. Each one of these is represented by a man of pronounced type. As we might expect, it is love that is finally seen to be the most desirable. The clergyman who represents influence yields to the Yet this lack of moral_ subtle temptation of success; the scientist who represents passion for work, is stricken by the death of a boy he had loved but neglected; and the business man, determined to be wealthy, goes insane through high living and disappointment in love. But the woman who sacrificed millions to marry the man of her choice, finds the road to joy. Stated thus baldly the plot seems somewhat abstract, but the volume is singularly human and convincing. Altogether it is one of the most satisfactory studies any novelist has given us of late. Fiction A few months ago there appeared a charming little sketch, "The Transfiguration of Philuru," by Florence Morse Kingsley, who had already published that most read and least known book, "Titus." "The Singular Miss Smith" (The Macmillan Company, $1.50) is an exceedingly unconventional and interesting account of a young woman of wealth who determined to discover exactly why a working woman declined to enter domestic service. After listening to a discussion of the question in a woman 's club, she experimented for herself. She became a general house girl and had a variety of sufiiciently informing experiences. In the meantime, still incognito, she fell in love with a foundry man who turned out later to be a Harvard professor experimenting in the same way, and the book closes with the understanding that he and she...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924924
  • 9781236924926