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Sally Bishop: A Romance
Amongst the many things which I anticipate in the reception of this book, is the shrug-shoulder smile of critics at my sub-titlea Romance. There are canons and rubrics to be observed, it would seem, in the slightest action that a man attempts in this Great World's Fair of Conventionality, whose every sideshow is hedged around with the red-tape of the Law. Witness even that delusive proverbthere is honour amongst thieves. So is there an unwritten canon in literature and the making of books, that a Romance must end with a phrase to convey another illusionnamely, the happiness that is ever after. And so, in this respect, I throw canons to the windsit sounds a herculean featwash out the printed red of the rubric, and call, perhaps the saddest story I shall write, a Romance. Yet I profess to have a reason beyond mere contrariness. The world of Romance must be at all times an elusive starnever capable of being put in the exact same place on any one's calendar. And to me it conveys no fixed beginning, no fixed end, so long as it possesses that quality of dreaming imagination in the mind of the character with whom the circumstances are first concerned. All that we know certainly of life is reality, and of all those myriad things which combine to make up the one great scheme, of which we know nothing, there is the quality of Romancefree to any one who cares to let his mind drift upon the sea of conjecture. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 16925
Author: Thurston, E. Temple (Ernest Temple)
Release Date: Oct 23, 2005
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