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A Hero and Some Other Folks

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,925 / 248 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,260
Added to site: 2006.10.28 15073
Genre: Non-fiction

ntrality, much less might. He, loving heroes, attempts concealing his passion, and, if accused of it, denies the accusation. After reading all his writings, no one could for a moment claim that Thackeray was the biographer of heroes. He is a biographer of meanness, and times, and sham aristocracy and folks, and can, when he cares to do so, portray heroism lofty as tallest mountains. With Hugo all is different. He will do nothing else than dream and depict heroism and heroes.

He loves them with a passion fervent as desert heats. His pages are ablaze with them. Somebody lifting up the face, and facing God in some mood or moment of briefer or longer duration--this is Hugo's method. In "Toilers of the Sea," Galliatt, by almost superhuman effort, and physical endurance and fortitude and fertility in resource, defeats octopus and winds and rocks and seas, and in lonely triumph pilots the wreck home--and all of this struggle and conquest for love! He is a somber hero, but a hero still, with strength like the



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