A Modern Chronicle
Macmillan, 1910 - 493 էջ
This, Mr. Churchill's first great presentation of the Eternal Feminine, is throughout a profound study of a fascinating young American woman. It is frankly a modern love story.
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Էջ 144 - Wilt thou have this Man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?
Էջ 123 - I have a great respect for any man who makes his own way in life,
Էջ 443 - Perhaps at sight of the relentlessness in his eyes, hope left her, and she sank down on a chair and buried her face in her hands, her voice broken by sobs.
Էջ 48 - Mrs. Wharton is not guilty of expressing the fact in the same cloying terms; it is this rose-colored future which is withheld from Honora Leffingwell in Churchill's Modern Chronicle until she has learned that "The greatest wonders are not at the ends of the earth, but near us" 50 and that being 49 Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rose o'the River (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1905), p.
Էջ 235 - ... suffragette"; her highest praise comes from a country woman who says she will "make a good wife for somebody." She is a feminine feminist, "one that might have governed a province and yet still have been a woman." Although each heroine wishes at least once that she were a man, although each possesses a "quality which, in a man, leads to a career and fame...
Էջ 288 - Erwin said, in the nicest way possible, but very firmly, that a lawyer who hired himself out to enable one man to take advantage of another prostituted his talents...
Էջ 355 - I was a fool. My standards were false. In spite of the fact that my aunt and uncle are the most unworldly people that ever lived — perhaps because of it — I knew nothing of the values of life. I have but one thing to say in my defence. I thought I loved you, and that you could give me — what every woman needs.
Էջ 161 - Rights, the modern novel and modern drama, automobiles, flying machines, and intelligence offices; hotel, apartment, and suburban life, or four homes, or none at all? Is it a weed that will grow anywhere, in a crevice between two stones in the city?