Will Power and Success

Will Power and Success

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... sources of his inspiration and the stuff of his dreams; if there is much in his books that he has in vented, there is even more that he has remembered." This very ripeness of his experience Mr. Adcock believes to be the principal source of Mr. de Morgan's power to impress the spirit of truthfulness upon his characters and his scenes where less profound artists would have fallen into cheap melodrama. "There are scenes in Mr. de Morgan 's novels--in three out of the four, at all events---that, if a young man had written them, might have been merely squalid and repellant, might have been shrewdly observed and cleverly presented, with something of cynical detachment or with gushes of pretty and false sentimentality; but they could not have been handled with the largeness of comprehension, the easy charity, the kindly humor and whimsical, gracious forbearance that are the fruit of knowledge only and that enable Mr. de Morgan to feel and reveal the whole truth instead of but half of it--the piteousness as well as the baseness of his grimmest incident and most degraded characters." Never fear, do not complain, worry not, keep a "stiff upper lip" and yours will be the victory! Afiirm "Pike's Peak or Bust," and strengthen your willpower by auto-suggestion. It was this spirit which made Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who has been called the greatest poet of her generation. As a mere child she determined she would be a writer and vowed that not a day should go by without writing a verse or a poem. She wrote, she worked, she plugged, she was discouraged, she had lots of free advice about the nonsense of writing, she sent manuscripts to the publishers as high as fifteen times and for fifteen times...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773403
  • 9781236773401