George Bernard Shaw

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J. Lane Company, 1909 - 249 pages
 

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Page 251 - If you wish to be lifted out of the petty cares of to-day, read one of Locke's novels. You may select any from the following titles and be certain of meeting some new and delightful friends. His characters are worth knowing.
Page 140 - Much the same thing, perhaps. [With some bitterness towards himself] But no: if I had been any good, I should have done for you what you did for me, instead of making a vain sacrifice. ANDERSON. Not vain, my boy. It takes all sorts to make a world — saints as well as soldiers.
Page 251 - Contains the hall-mark of genius itself. The plot is masterly in conception, the descriptions are all vivid flashes from a brilliant pen. It is impossible to read and...
Page 246 - Full of the author's abundant vitality, wit and unflinching optimism." — Book News. The Napoleon of Netting Hill.
Page 204 - It will not be all happiness for me. Perhaps death. TANNER (Groaning) Oh, that clutch holds and hurts. What have you grasped in me? Is there a father's heart as well as a mother's?
Page 227 - Superman will certainly come like a thief in the night, and be shot at accordingly ; but we cannot leave our property wholly undefended on that account. On the other hand, we cannot ask the Superman simply to add a higher set of virtues to current respectable morals ; for he is undoubtedly going to empty a good deal of respectable morality out like so much dirty water, and replace it by new and strange customs, shedding old obligations and accepting new and heavier ones. Every step of his progress...
Page 252 - Mr. Locke has achieved a distinct success in this novel. He has struck many emotional chords, and struck them all with a firm, sure hand.
Page 252 - Mr. Locke tells his story in a very true, a very moving, and a very noble book. If any one can read the last chapter with dry eyes we shall be surprised. 'Derelicts ' is an impressive, an important book. Yvonne is a creation that any artist might be proud...
Page 233 - to "A soul is damned." If the ordinary man may not discuss existence, why should he be asked to conduct it?
Page 248 - France is a writer whose personality is very strongly reflected in his works. . . . To reproduce his evanescent grace and charm is not to be lightly achieved, but the translators have done their work with care, distinction, and a very happy sense of the value of words." — Daily Graphic. "We must now all read all of Anatole France. The offer is too good to be shirked. He is just Anatole France, the greatest living writer of French.

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