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" No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight,... "
Macmillan's Magazine - Side 239
1904
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The South Atlantic Quarterly, Bind 2

John Spencer Bassett, Edwin Mims, William Henry Glasson, William Preston Few, William Kenneth Boyd, William Hane Wannamaker - 1903
...difficulty an American author has in finding such materials: "No author without a trial can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight. Romance and poetry, ivy, lichens and wall-flowers need ruin to make them grow." This background or...
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Charles Brockden Brown: A Study of Early American Fiction

Martin Samuel Vilas - 1904 - 66 sider
...words that more fitly apply to the time of which we speak. "No author without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...as is happily the case with my dear, native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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Charles Brockden Brown: A Study of Early American Fiction

Martin Samuel Vilas - 1904 - 66 sider
...words that more fitly apply to the time of which we speak. "No author without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...as is happily the case with my dear, native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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The Proceedings in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the ...

Essex Institute - 1904 - 116 sider
...Brook Farm experience, were passed, as he himself tells us, in a country where there were ' no shadows, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy...commonplace prosperity in broad and simple daylight,' — in a town and a society, which had and could have nothing — or almost nothing — of those special...
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The Proceedings in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the ...

Essex Institute - 1904 - 116 sider
...Brook Farm experience, were passed, as he himself tells us, in a country where there were ' no shadows, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy...anything but a commonplace prosperity in broad and simple daylight,'—in a town and a society, which had and could have nothing— or almost nothing—of those...
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De Foe's novels. Richardson's novels. Pope as a moralist. Sir Walter Scott ...

Leslie Stephen - 1904
...clumsiest tricks. He forces his apologies to sound like boasting. No author [he says] can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiqiuty, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity,...
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Prometheus

Aeschylus - 1905 - 358 sider
...the banks of the Nile. It is just this kind of sorrow and 1 Hawthorne {Marble Faun, Preface) speaks " of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong," and Motley, after reading the romance, says, " I like those shadowy, weird, fantastic, Hawthornesque...
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The Arena, Bind 36

1906
...writers continue to go abroad when with Hawthorne, their genius "rebels at the difficulty of writing romance about a country where there is no shadow,...broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with our native land." Let them show the sanity and patriotism of the wish which immediately succeeds these...
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A Short History of American Literature

Henry Augustin Beers - 1906 - 291 sider
...romance. In the preface to "The Marble Faun " Hawthorne wrote : " No author without a trial can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosper- romance? ° f ity in broad and simple daylight." And yet it may be ^^"i| a in doubted whether...
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The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the ..., Bind 11

John Lawson Stoddard - 1910
...clumsiest tricks. He forces his apologies to sound like boasting. "No author," he says, "can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, as is happily" (it must and shall be happily !) "the case with my dear native land. It will be very...
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