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by George Meredith

  • Author: George Meredith
  • ISBN: 0403011051
  • ISBN13: 978-0403011056
  • ePub: 1105 kb | FB2: 1995 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Reprint Services Corp (April 1, 1971)
  • Pages: 447
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 301
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Diana of the Crossways ePub download

The story of Diana of the Crossways is to be read as fiction. The funny part of it is our finding it in books of fiction composed for payment

The story of Diana of the Crossways is to be read as fiction. Chapter I. of diaries and diarists touching the heroine. The funny part of it is our finding it in books of fiction composed for payment. Manifestly this lady did not ‘chameleon’ her pen from the colour of her audience: she was not of the uniformed rank and file marching to drum and fife as gallant interpreters of popular appetite, and going or gone to soundlessness and the icy shades.

The story of Diana of the Crossways is to be read as fiction. of diaries and diarists touching the heroine

The story of Diana of the Crossways is to be read as fiction. The ‘LEAVES FROM THE DIARY OF HENRY WILMERS’ are studded with examples of the dinner-table wit of the time, not always worth quotation twice; for smart remarks have their measured distances, many requiring to be a brule pourpoint, or within throw of the pistol, to make it hit; in other words, the majority of them are addressed directly to our muscular system

Diana Warwick, beautiful, charming and intelligent but hotheaded, becomes embroiled in a political as well as a social scandal.

Yet Diana is not one to give up in her quest for love, happiness and fulfillment.

Inspired by the real life story of Caroline Norton, a friend of the author's, this book tells about a lively woman who is trapped in a miserable marriage. Yet Diana is not one to give up in her quest for love, happiness and fulfillment. Summary by Stav Nisser. This is a Librivox recording. org/ As a member of the partnership program, I earn from purchases that meet the requirements.

Diana of the Crossways book. This book was really, really difficult to get into

Diana of the Crossways book. This book was really, really difficult to get into.

Read in English by volunteer readers. Inspired by the real life story of Caroline Norton, a friend of the author's, this book tells about a lively woman who is trapped in a miserable marriage

Read in English by volunteer readers. Inspired by the real life story of Caroline Norton, a friend of the author's, this book tells about a lively woman who is trapped in a miserable marriage.

Diana felt the edge of the dart. I wanted directions to The Crossways; I had missed my way at some turning. In an instant they were vapour. It was clever of you to find your way by the moonbeams. ‘That’s about the one thing I seem fit for!’ ‘But what delusion is this, in the mind of a man succeeding in everything he does!’ cried Diana, curious despite her wariness.

Diana of the Crossways examines the unhappy marriage of the title character Diana Warwick and is loosely based on events in the life of Caroline Norton (playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan ’s granddaughter), who was suspected of revealing an important political secret that she had acquired.

Diana of the Crossways examines the unhappy marriage of the title character Diana Warwick and is loosely based on events in the life of Caroline Norton (playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan ’s granddaughter), who was suspected of revealing an important political secret that she had acquired from her lover.

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Tragic Comedians (1880), and Diana of the Crossways (1885)

Tragic Comedians (1880), and Diana of the Crossways (1885). His most important works of non-fiction were his volume of poems, Modern Love (1862) and his Essay on Comedy and the Uses of the Comic Spirit (1897).

DrayLOVE
This is an interesting edition -- very wide format, so a bit awkward to handle.

As to the contents -- this is widely known as a difficult book to read, and I agree wholeheartedly. Takes real commitment to slog through it. (Very difficult to believe it won a Pulitzer!) But it has its rewards. The book covers a fascinating range of US history, from before the Civil War into the early years of the 20th century under President Roosevelt. Henry knew and writes of an incredible array of people from politics, the arts, and society. And his travels took him to Paris. London, the South Pacific, the Rockies, and throughout Europe.

The vocabulary and constant references to historical figures, events, mythology and literature almost demand constant side trips to look up the references. So reading it on a Kindle might be easier because you have access to the definitions and so on directly from the device. I spoent a lot of time on Wikipedia and other sites while I was trying to read this!
Ubranzac
This American classic is a reader's delight and one almost does not know where to begin, but here are a few impressions. This is an autobiography-apologia written in the third person, not only the third person but a lordly third person much in the manner royalty refers to themselves in the royal first person. So we have "he " instead of "we." This sets the tone and while it may not lend itself to mundane personal facts and observations, it allows the writer to focus on central and primary influences regarding his "education."

An eighteenth century man's disposition dealing with a nineteenth century reality, this book is a road map for trends and developments not only on a personal level but on a national and international political level. What were antebellum attitudes like in the Unitarian Church of Boston, Massachusetts, the nation as a whole you have it here. Too complex yet interesting are his views on otherness i.e.North-South, Mass-Virginia, Washington-New York-New England, England- France-Germany (Germany had still not become united at the time span of much of this book) educational theories before Dewey got his hands on it, etc. etc. etc.

Even his asides as to what his feelings, emotions and observations about the members of the US Senate, Risorgimento Italy, Garabaldi, Rome (pre-tourism flood) are food for thought and of course education French style, German style, New England style (do not forget he saw the different cultural boundaries in America) are not only prescient but almost prophetic (the shift in the English - French- German - American - alliances). Truly he was an American De Tocqueville.

A profound experience, this is still one of the great books of American literature.
Vudomuro
Quite a philosophical autobiography that was never intended to be published. I found it only at times interesting except for the amazing reveal that he made about how close the English had actually come to recognizing the CSA during the American Civil War. During that time Henry's father Charles Frances Adams was the ambassador to England for the United States. Charles took Henry with him to serve as his personal secretary. Thus Henry became "the mouse in the corner" for all his father's diplomatic endeavors. This part of the book alone makes it a must read for anyone interested in American History.
BroWelm
Still reading it. Saw it was the #1 book on the Modern Library's top 100 non-fiction books and a Pulitzer Prize winner and yet couldn't find it in a number of local libraries. A wonderful run through America 1938 (Henry's birth year) to the beginning of the 20th Century by John's great-grandson and John Quincy's grandson. Served as Secretary to his father Charles Francis when he was Minister to Great Britain during the Civil War, an unenviable job as the Confederates sought recognition from the Crown as a legitimate State.
Dagdalas
More than a history of his time, Henry Adams' "Education" is about what it means to search for a thread through life that provides meaning and order. Born to a storied family, his life was rich and played out among the wealthy and powerful. One of his most intimate friends was John Hay, Lincoln's secretary and Teddy Roosevelt's Secretary of State.

Adams' masterpiece is written with tremendous wit and insight, and reads as very modern to a 21st Century reader.
Nten
The problem with the book is that it is a bunch of Henry Adams' notes that he never got around to elaborating because he died. He published them for a small group of friends who were mentioned in the notes, never thinking it would be widely circulated.

If you look beyond the "problem" and glean the information, you will see that it is an extraordinary picture of his times and his sheer perspicacity is astounding.
Mananara
Henry Adams carries on the talents of the Adams family. John Quincy enjoyed writing poetry. This poetic style permeates Henry's biographical writing.
Little was said about the role that Elizabeth Sherman Cameron played in his "education". His description of the British involvement in the American Civil war was enlightening.
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