The Writer Volume . 16

The Writer Volume . 16

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...sentence, for instance, which I chanced upon in a daily journal of February 17: "A 'board'--which is probably a screen, asj somebody said a generation ago--understands, and the great bulk of the ordinary shareholders do not understand, the workings of company finance. When a crisis comes, the latter seldom hesitate to put their interests in thejhands of the former." Halte la! We must "hark back " and reconsider the passage. We are then led to the conclusion that by " the latter " is meant the shareholders, and by "the former "the board. But why not so write it, like an honest man? "And when a crisis comes, the shareholders seldom hesitate to put their interests in the hands of the board." Surely, this is better both to mind and ear; and if instead of "the board " we read "the directors," we have a clear, simple, and, in my humble judgment, a. much improved statement.--London Speaker. Coincidence in Plots.--In the Editor's Study of Harper's Magazine Mr. Alden tells of a number of curious cases of coincidence in plots of stories, and apparently unconscious plagiarisms which have come to his notice as editor of the magazine: --"The instances of coincidence in plots come often under the editor's notice," he says, "and in some there is almost a suggestion of telepathic correspondence. Some ideas, however novel, are sometimes, so to speak, 'in the air.' There is a progressive course of scientific development, and it does not seem strange to us that the idea of the origin of species as advanced by Darwin in one quarter of the globe should correspond with that conceived at the same time so soon afterward advanced by Wallace in another. But we confess to some...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920384
  • 9781236920386