I Pose

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Macmillan, 1916 - 313 pages
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Page 34 - Yes.' 'You don't. I mean that I am a man, and I am not going to let you go, because you must come with me to the uttermost ends of the earth.' 'Why?' 'Because I love the shape of your face, you dear little thing.' Her heart, in defiance of nature, had gone to her head, and was thundering rhythmically there. She was despising herself passionately, and congratulating herself passionately. How grand - she thought: how contemptible - she thought. For she was a world's worker, a wronged unit seeking rights,...
Page 234 - The Chief Militant Suffragette, who believed that she held feminism in the hollow of her hand, was a born leader of women. She was familiar with the knack of wringing sacrifices from other people. She was a little lady in a minor key, pale and plaintive, with short hair, like spun sand. She dressed as nearly as possible like a man, and affected an eyeglass. She probably thought that in doing this she sacrificed enough for the cause of women.
Page 75 - Courtesy, with flaming hair and crimson cheeks, "suffered from all the faults that you and I — poetic souls — cannot love. She was greedy. She was fat. She could not even lose a race without suspecting the timekeeper of corruption. All the same there was something so entirely healthy and human about her, that nobody had ever pointed out to her her lack of poetry, and of the more subtle virtues
Page 316 - Old Delabole," says Elia W. Peattie in the Chicago Tribune, "is unusual. Its characters stand up boldly like monoliths against a gray sky. The struggle of life and the philosophy of life, old age as well as youth, dullness as well as quiet wisdom, play their part in the tale.
Page 12 - ... She carried a mustard-coloured portmanteau. " I know what you are," said the gardener. " You are a suffragette, going to burn a house down." The woman raised her eyebrows. " How curious of you ! " she said. " You are perfectly right. Votes for women ! " " Tra-la-la . . ." sang the gardener wittily. (You need not be afraid. There is not going to be so very much about the cause in this book.
Page 157 - Every experience in her eyes formed part of a printed page, surrounded by a halo of favourable reviews. She never wrote a letter without an eye on her posthumous biography . . ." (IP, S. 188). erweist er sich als anpassungsfähig und kompromissbereit. Während ihre Opposition die Suffragette unfrei macht, dh auf eine bestimmte Art des Handelns festlegt, bedeutet sie für den Gärtner ein Abenteuer. Er legt sich keineswegs fest, sondern wechselt sein Gesicht von Situation...
Page 311 - Yes, I pose of course. But the question is - how deep may a pose extend ?' In her case, on this question of sex, only time would give the answer.
Page 317 - ... rather the story of the making of a man — and of the rounding out of a woman's character, too. In the rough, unpolished, but thoroughly sincere Westerner and the attractive young woman who brings out the good in the man's nature, Miss Gale has two as absorbing people as she has ever created. In Hearfs Kindred is reflected that humanness and breadth of vision which was first found in Friendship Village and The Loves of Pelleas and Etarre and made Miss Gale loved far and wide. THE MACMILLAN COMPANY...
Page 227 - She used to sit on the poop, where nobody else would sit, with the wind in her hair and the sun in her eyes, building theories.

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