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... civilized world of the eighteenth century the actors gave life a touch of fantasy.
Their disorderly existence was a lure to the imagination in the Age of Reason and
the heroic parts they played, the verse they spoke, invested them with a halo.
William Somerset Maugham. advantage that its significance is actual. It is close to
us in point of time so that with a very small effort of imagination we can put
ourselves into the men who made it. They are almost contemporaries. And what
The novelist constructs a public world out of his own private world and gives to
the characters of his fancy a sensitiveness, a power of reflection and an
emotional capacity, which are peculiar to himself. Most people have little
imagination and ...
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