Romney: And Other New Works about Philadelphia by Owen Wister

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James A. Butler
Penn State Press, 01 նոյ, 2010 թ.
 

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ROMNEY: and Other New Works About Philadelphia

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An unfinished third novel, with three additional essays, about a contentedly corrupt belle époque Philadelphia—where the famed Wister (1860-1938) went west to cure his depression after William Dean ... Read full review

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ROMNEY
5
Afterword
171
Notes and Commentary
177
Wisters Fragments of Texts Related to ROMNEY
211
Draft for a Possible Preface
213
Two Revisions of Chapter I
215
Wisters Philadelphia Works Related to ROMNEY
219
Pennsylvanias GraftCankered Capitol
220
Address Read at the Memorial Meeting of Horace Howard Furness
224
Address Delivered before the Logan Improvement League
234
Index
253
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Էջ xlvi - Here in flesh and blood was a truth which I had long believed in words, but never met before. The creature we call a gentleman lies deep in the hearts of thousands that are born without chance to master the outward graces of the type.
Էջ xxiv - When in Boston any fellow-citizen paints a picture or writes a book, he is approached and fostered for Boston's sake and in Boston's name. We of Philadelphia steer quite wide of this amiable if hasty encouragement. We seem to distrust our own power to do anything out of the common ; and when a young man tries to, our minds close against him with a civic instinct of disparagement. A Boston failure in art surprises Boston ; it is success that surprises Philadelphia.

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