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Such success as the book had was due to a lucky chance. It augured nothing for
my future. But this I did not know. Fisher Unwin pressed me to write another much
longer book about the slums. He told me that was what the public wanted from ...
warily. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain,
egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the
most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
The new world into which his success has brought him excites his imagination
and he writes about it; but he sees it from the outside and can never so penetrate
it as to become a part of it. No better example of this can be given than Arnold ...
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