Marked in Haste

Marked in Haste : A Story of To-Day (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Marked "in Haste" A Story of to-Day IN looking over an old diary, I have stumbled upon some curious notes, odds and ends here and there, relating mostly to the American Colony resident in Paris during the years inclusive of 1874 and 1879. The actors are still living; why should my notes alone remain in oblivion? The greatest artists study only from nature. How can an humble pen-portraitist hope to succeed other wise than by following in their footsteps? In a study of real life, creations of imagination are not unlike copies of great originals. Seeming fidelity to nature but distorts the mental vision and accustoms it only to imperfections. Without malice, perhaps without art, I have dared to study from the nude model. Laying aside the hypercritical allusion to Art and great masters, we might say, in more homely English, that one should never spoil a story for relations' sake. My chief solicitude has been to present faithfulrather than flattering likenesses. As photograph ers say, some negatives are so strong that one does not even need sunlight to print clear pictures. In speaking of historical places, simple fidelity has been aimed at. Chateau Ferrieres is well known, and to the courtesy of the distinguished Barons Roths child many owe the pleasure of having seen one of the remarkable palaces of the world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 503g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243086016
  • 9780243086016