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In one of them he argued, very convincingly to me, that the historical novel was
the only one that the young author could hope to write with success. For he could
not have sufficient experience of life to write of contemporary manners; history ...
Around the years that ended the old century and began the new one I was looked
upon as a clever young writer, rather precocious, harsh and somewhat
unpleasant, but worth consideration. Though I made little money out of them my
Young women have learnt now to be the companions of young men. One of the
difficulties that my generation had to face, the generation that saw the
emancipation of women, was this: women had ceased to be the housekeepers
and mothers ...
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