A Change of Air

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byKatharine Fullerton Gerould

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... IV JULIE FORT looked athwart pink curtains at the slanting rain. She was disappointed in the weather, and the pink silk cried out upon her hopes. She had wanted a day as cheaply cheerful as the curtains; a day with no implications or responsibilities, a day that led you nowhere, that bore no relation to fact. Of the heady cup of the times, Julie had drunk only the froth; the real juice of the grape had never reached her lips. She had, despite Bessie John's opinion, no ideas; but her nostrils and her palate had been stung by the effervescence of the wine. Her attitude to life was the by-product of all that ferment. Julie had demanded social regeneration (along startling lines) as loudly as any of the sisterhood to which she had, somewhat ignorantly, belonged; though for their violent logic she cared little, and of it understood nothing. The "crowd" suffered her because she was pretty, was good-tempered, was on her own, was clever with her brush. Most of them never knew that she was drifting morbidly. When the other girls demanded the ballot, Julie demanded it, too; but what she really wanted was a chance to do a lot of things her mother would have died of her doing, without paying the price. She was by no means vicious: she merely hated the sense of bonds. She had absolutely no power of discerning essentials, and her characteristic demonstration against conservatism would probably have been to smoke a cigarette in church. It certainly would have had no more sense than that. She read all the young English novelists, and gathered from them that lust is more than half of love. Bernard Shaw would have been pained, though probably not surprised, to know what she inferred from some of his best paradoxes. She knew that the worldj was vastly different from the wo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... IV JULIE FORT looked athwart pink curtains at the slanting rain. She was disappointed in the weather, and the pink silk cried...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217148506

ISBN - 13:9780217148504

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