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I really wanted to like this. I read around 120 pages out of the 194 but just couldn't bring myself to waste any more time on it. My wife and I were reading it together and we kept falling asleep and ... Read full review
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Page 9 - A remarkable and powerful story. It increases pur respect for Mr. Allen's ability, nor do we feel inclined to join in throwing stones at him as a perverter of our morals and our social institutions. However widely we may differ from Mr. Allen's views on many important questions, we are bound to recognise his sincerity, and to respect him accordingly.'— Speaker.
Page 2 - Crown 8vo. 53. 6d. net. New York : Chas. Scribner's Sons. NOBLE (JAS. ASHCROFT). THE SONNET IN ENGLAND AND OTHER ESSAYS. Titlepage and Cover Design by AUSTIN YOUNG. 600 copies. Crown 8vo.
Page 7 - They are horror stories, the horror being of the vague psychologic kind and dependent in each case upon a man of science, who tries to effect a change in individual personality by an operation upon the brain cells. The implied lesson is that it is dangerous and unwise to seek to probe the mystery separating mind and matter. These sketches are extremely strong, and we guarantee the shivers to anyone who reads them.
Page 7 - We have the heights as well as the depths of life. The transforming touch of beauty is upon it, of that poetry of conception beneath whose spell nothing is ugly or unclean.
Page 5 - English vellum. £1, is. net New York : GP Putnam's Sons. GARNETT (RICHARD). POEMS. With Title-page by J. ILLINGWORTH KAY. 350 copies. Crown 8vo.
Page 4 - A triumph of realistic art— a masterpiece of a great writer.'— Morning' Post. 'Dostoievsky's novel has met with that rare advantage, a really good translator. ' — Queen. 'This admirable translation of a great author.'— Liverpool Mercury. •"Poor Folk" Englished does not read like a translation— indubitably a masterpiece.' — Literary World. ' Told with a gradually deepening intensity and force, a pathetic truthfulness which lives in the memory.