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There was a period when the stage was the doorway to romance and everyone
connected with it seemed exciting and mysterious. In the civilized world of the
eighteenth century the actors gave life a touch of fantasy. Their disorderly
It gave the opportunity for all manner of novel, picturesque and dramatic effects
that stimulated and excited the public. The dramatist of ideas had to swallow the
bitter pill that the intelligentsia for which he wrote would have nothing to do with ...
On the surface my life was varied and exciting; but beneath it was narrow. ... of
Greece or Southern Italy; nor was it their ramshackle, slightly adventurous, easy
life; what excited me was to meet one person after another who was new to me.
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One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review