Life Volume 6

Life Volume 6

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...a high and righteous prelude to the statement that a Boston woman so intelligent as Miss Nora Perry has devoted 180 pages and some very fair Bostonese English to exciting the sympathies of her readers toward a high-born and fascinating man of forty who, in his young manhood, had the misfortune to kill his business partner in a quarrel and spend three years in prison for it. The story is called "For a Woman" (Ticknor & Co.), an unusually significant title; the book certainly does not appeal to any intelligent man. It may be admitted that in just such a case as is here depicted the criminal deserved sympathy and perhaps a good woman's love. But it is the one case in ten thousand; on the rest such a show of sentiment would be wasted and degraded. And this little book will lead some silly girl to believe that she has found another exactly similar case. Bouquets for criminals are too frequent in real life to be held up for admiration in fiction. GENERAL ITEMS. THE cattle men are moving out of the Indian Territory so rapidly that the grass still grows where they have been along. There seems to be no truth in the statement that General Logan's forthcoming history is designed to be incorporated in a grammar school curriculum. The English are raising a pecuniary testimonial for Walt Whitman. It is proposed thus to honor the self-restraint of a clever man who has lived to extreme old age without writing poetry. THE report that Tennyson and Browning intend to come over and spend the winter with Rollin Squire seems to need confirmation. It is not true that the owner of the Genesta has employed John Roach to build a yacht with which to beat the Puritan. The Virginians are divided; some trying to steer the ship of State to Leeward, and some...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628721
  • 9781236628725