Literary London

Literary London

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ..."the dawn is shattering the night for them, and that "they are both vibrating with the unmistakable pulse "and vibration of rudimentary emotions." They "had come out to fight love's everlasting battle, no matter what weather may fall. As if love will stand aside for even the traffic of the stars." The hero "shot terrible grapeshot of desire from his eyes!" also a fusillade of tormented emotions. Matters were apparently a little mixed, too, for the heroine was struggling in the mysteries of love, which happened to be a thicket "She is caught in the thicket of it, and hears the snarling of the dogs, and is afraid." By and bye, in response to some assertion of her lover's, the cries "Never," with a flush on her face and a smile of unbelief. And what happens then? Hear her historian: "And at the word the grey-haired Everlasting Ironies ogled at each other." We thank thee, Scot, for giving us the phrase. You get this on the seventeenth page. And many a queer leap and turn of life and letters you get before the two hundred and ninetieth, where the author fills in his address which was then "Monte Oliveto, Siena," and writes "The End." Mr. Swift called his second book "The Tormentor." Presumably he thought of the title too late to bestow it on the first This second volume possessed some eccentric brilliancy and an easy, elated habit of epigram. The epigrams occasionally appeared to grow tipsy. The characters were essays which in some subtle way were shot through a mould that made them look on the outside like human beings. Thus moulded they played their parts sometimes in electrical, sometimes in cometary fashion. Most of them were shot into an ice-field...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634837
  • 9781236634832