Emancipation; A Woman's Question Considered In Story

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byArthur Beckett

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXV FAITES vos jeux, messieurs! The cult of pleasure generally involves the cult of selfishness; in selfishness lies the danger to real happiness. Be it so, Charity was ready to play the game. The chance that her return to the life of poverty, when the present interlude of pleasure had reached its end, would bring back the everyday tenor of monotonous greyness was thought of for a moment and put aside. Euean submerged in work had the place in her mind at nights, until his image was veiled by sleep. Before drowsiness she remembered that she had neglected to answer his letter of the previous day, and she vowed to discharge the account by an early rising on the morrow. It was an almost nightly vow; and when she came to make the acquittance it was without giving him the interest of small details: her replies to his long daily letters were brief, affectionate with many demonstrative adjectives that were intended to atone for her epistolary brevity, and bearing excuse for their scantiness by reason of the pressure on her time. When he complained she thought him selfish, and punished him by delaying her reply another post. The riot of pleasure which she found in the London season introduced her to the fever of the life she had so long desired to live. The whole woman in her was urged to happy, delirious recklessness. The vague ancestral yearnings for the physical enjoyment and luxury that had been the birthright of her forebears, and that were, she considered, her own, were realised at last, and she found herself riding on the crest of a wave of triumph. Her heart was kept flying in an atmosphere of continuous dissipation, and her conversation was effervescent. London, with its whirl of wheels, its streets, from which silence was for ever driven, its hourly di...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXV FAITES vos jeux, messieurs! The cult of pleasure generally involves the cult of selfishness; in selfishness lies the dan...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217711774

ISBN - 13:9780217711777

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