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. 1886 Excerpt: ...same. Don't you feel that they are real, Monsieur Marcel, when you look about you now? Don't you feel that they are these moors, and the ...
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. 1886 Excerpt: ...same. Don't you feel that they are real, Monsieur Marcel, when you look about you now? Don't you feel that they are these moors, and the sunshine, the clouds, the winds, the storms upon them?" "All the moors and all the storms upon them put together haven't the importance for a human being that has one well-understood real character of Charlotte Bronte's or George Eliot's," answered Mrs. Blake, coldly. "I quite understand your point of view," said Marcel; "but, for all my admiration for Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot, I can't agree that either of them, or any writer of their school, can give us anything of the value of 'Wuthering Heights.' After all, what do we gain by their immense powers of psychological analysis and reconstruction? Merely a partial insight into a certain number of characters--characters which, whatever the genius of the novelist, can be only approximations to reality, because they are the result of the study of something of which we can never completely understand the nature--because it is outside ourselves." Mrs. Blake, who could understand of Marcel's theories only the fact they were extremely distasteful to herself, began to laugh. "If we are never to understand anything except ourselves, I think we had better leave off novel-writing at"once, Monsieur Marcel," she said. "I don't think that would suit Marcel at all," put in Baldwin, "and he does not by any means condemn the ordinary novel for being what he considers a mere approximation to reality. All he says is, that he prefers books where there is no attempt at completely solving what he considers the inscrutable--namely, the character of every one not oneself. He perceives, more than most people, perhaps even too m...
Fair. Interior appears to be unmarked. Several pages dogeared at bottom corner; a few of these have resulted in loss of bottom corner of page. Text is unmarked. Moderate to heavy wear overall; spine is cocked.
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