Travel Volume 26

Travel Volume 26

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of this tale, who marries the daughter of a rich contractor and practically loses her because he does nothing for her but vaporize sentimentally while living on her money, and remains unconsciously, ridiculously selfish in his idealism. The 'blood' tradition is the rivet in the toy grandfather's neck that prevents his resilience. The girl in the story isn't quite lovable, but she's human in the same way as her husband, and between them they make a sad boggle of life. There's another murderously dextrous portraiture in the book--that of the autolatrous, successful novelist, who thinks his genius demands disregard of moral inhibitions; a viler Sentimental Tommy. James Branch Cabell in this book has done something Cervantesque--there's no other word for it--in smiling a false chivalry avay."--Villiam Marion Reedy, in Reed_v's Mirror. 12mo. $1.35 net. Postage 12 cents. AT ALL BOOKSELLERS ROBERT M. McBRlDE Q C0. 31 Union Square N, New York lllil There is a flavor to the word and an ancestry. It came into our tongue from the Latin hospes, which means literally a stranger. In ancient times there grew up a traditional sanctity about the persons of travelers and all strangers. Having partaken of food at the family hearth, they were thenceforth safe from any molestation or harm. Curiously enough the etymology of the word is the same as the Latin hostis, an enemy, but which originally also meant a stranger. In this analogy we seem to trace the complete history of our modern code of hospitality, which, beginning with open enmity and hostility, passed through the stage of that commandment allowing the "stranger" to rest upon the seventh day, found a glorious expression in the Knights Hospitalers of the Middle Ages, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777425
  • 9781236777423