League of Youth, Pillars of Society, Rosmersholm, and the Lady from the Sea

League of Youth, Pillars of Society, Rosmersholm, and the Lady from the Sea

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...you had cast upon those nearest her. BERNICK. Yes, yes, yes; falsehood and hollowness are at the bottom of it all. LoNA. Then why not break with all this falsehood and hollowness? BERNICK. Now? It is too late now, Lona. LoNA. Karsten, tell me--what satisfaction does this show and imposture give you? BERNICK. It gives m e none. I must go under, along with the whole of this bungled social system. But a new generation will grow up after us; it is my son that I am working for; it is h i s life-work that I am laying out for him. There will come a time when truth will find its way into our social order, and upon it he shall found a happier life than his father's. LoNA. With a lie for its groundwork? Think what it is you are giving your son for an inheritance. BERNICK. With suppressed despair. I am giving him an inheritance a thousand times worse than you know of. But, sooner or later, the curse must pass away. And yet--and yet Vehemently. How could you bring all this upon my head! But it is done now. I must go on now. You s h a ll not succeed in crushing me! HILMAR TONNEsnN, with an open note in his hand, and much discomposed, enters quickly from the right. No, no; but I must speak to some one at once He goes out by the second door on the left. LoNA. Karsten, you say we came to crush you. Then let me tell you what stuff he is made of, this prodigal whom your moral society shrinks from as if he were plague-stricken. He can do without you all, for he has gone away. BERNICK. But he is coming back LoNA. Johan will never come back. He has gone for ever, and Dina has gone with him. BERNICK. Gone for ever? And Dina with him? LoNA. Yes, to be his wife. That is how these two strike your seraphic society in the face, as I once No matter! No; he...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123688373X
  • 9781236883735