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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 ...
Success . It is the most difficult thing the writer has to cope with . When after a
long and bitter struggle he has at last achieved it he finds that it spreads a snare
to entangle and destroy him . Few of us have the determination to avoid its perils .
world ; it must be very stubborn if it is not modified by the softening influences of
success . Success besides often bears within itself the seed of destruction , for it
may very well cut the author off from the material that was its occasion . He enters
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