The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3

Familiar studies of men and books -- The body-snatcher.

Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 104,566 / 297 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.8
LoC Categories: PN, PR
Downloads: 1,693
Added to site: 2009.12.22 26089

I. Victor Hugo’s Romances
II. Some Aspects of Robert Burns
III. Walt Whitman
IV. Henry David Thoreau: His Character and Opinions
V. Yoshida-Torajiro
VI. François Villon, Student, Poet, and Housebreaker
VII. Charles of Orleans
VIII. Samuel Pepys
IX. John Knox and His Relations To Women

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ration, some of the truth is sacrificed; and the result is cold, constrained, and grudging. In short, I might almost everywhere have spoken more strongly than I did.

THOREAU. Here is an admirable instance of the "point of view" forced throughout, and of too earnest reflection on imperfect facts. Upon me this pure, narrow, sunnily-ascetic Thoreau had exercised a great charm. I have scarce written ten sentences since I was introduced to him, but his influence might be somewhere detected by a close observer. Still it was as a writer that I had made his acquaintance; I took him on his own explicit terms; and when I learned details of his life, they were, by the nature of the case and my own parti pris, read even with a certain violence in terms of his writings. There could scarce be a perversion more justifiable than that; yet it was still a perversion. The study, indeed, raised so much ire in the breast of Dr. Japp (H. A. Page), Thoreau's sincere and learned disciple, that had either of us been m

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