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Hardy is not the lofty and magisterial man of letters he is supposed to be, but he
is something better. He is perky and alive and irreverent, the model of a man who
has managed to survive his own greatness. Of Maugham's other novels, The ...
I have written few pages that I feel I could not improve and far too many that I
have left with dissatisfaction because, try as I would, I could do no better. I cannot
say of myself what Johnson said of Pope: 'He never passed a fault unamended
But without my physical imperfections, with a stronger body and a better brain, I
would not mind entering upon the world afresh. The years that now stretch
immediately in front of us look as if they would be interesting. The young enter
upon life ...
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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