The Passionate Friends

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Author: H.G. Wells
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,266 / 303 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,710
Added to site: 2009.10.27
mnybks.net#: 25653
Origin: gutenberg.org

A recounting of the love-affairs of one Stephen Stratton, as written by him as a warning to his son.

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dly. I wanted to stretch forward into time and speak to you, man myself to the man you are yet to be. It seemed to me that between us there must needs be peculiar subtleties of sympathy. And I remembered that by the time you were a man fully grown and emerging from the passionately tumultuous openings of manhood, capable of forgiving me all my blundering parentage, capable of perceiving all the justifying fine intention of my ill-conceived disciplines and misdirections, I might be either an old man, shriveling again to an inexplicable egotism, or dead. I saw myself as I had seen my father--first enfeebled and then inaccessibly tranquil. When presently you had gone from my study, I went to my writing-desk and drew a paper pad towards me, and sat thinking and making idle marks upon it with my pen. I wanted to exceed the limits of those frozen silences that must come at last between us, write a book that should lie in your world like a seed, and at last, as your own being ripened, flower into living understandin

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