Falling in Love

With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

Cover image for

Download


Author: Grant Allen
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 112,708 / 333 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,256
Added to site: 2005.10.08
mnybks.net#: 11698
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
Excerpt

inctive and inexplicable elements: a power deeper and more marvellous in its inscrutable ramifications than human consciousness. 'What on earth,' we say, 'could So-and-so see in So-and-so to fall in love with?' This very inexplicability I take to be the sign and seal of a profound importance. An instinct so conditioned, so curious, so vague, so unfathomable, as we may guess by analogy with all other instincts, must be Nature's guiding voice within us, speaking for the good of the human race in all future generations.

On the other hand, let us suppose for a moment (impossible supposition!) that mankind could conceivably divest itself of 'these foolish ideas about love and the tastes of young people,' and could hand over the choice of partners for life to a committee of anthropologists, presided over by Sir George Campbell. Would the committee manage things, I wonder, very much better than the Creator has managed them? Where would they obtain that intimate knowledge of individual structures and functions

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Falling in Love by Grant Allen - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Falling in Love by Grant Allen - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Falling in Love by Grant Allen - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Falling in Love by Grant Allen - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Falling in Love by Grant Allen - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Falling in Love by Grant Allen - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

How to Use Your Mind
by Harry D. Kitson
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Abraham Lincoln
by Rev. T.M. Eddy
Business Hints for Men and Women
by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
About the Holy Bible
by Robert Green Ingersoll
The Art of Money Getting
by P.T. Barnum

See more popular titles from this genre.