|If we didn't live adventurously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling |
over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should
be faded, fatalistic and aged. - Woolf, Virginia A strange thing has happened ...
|Trogdon, William If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find |
something new. - Voltaire Without adventure civilization is in full decay. -
Whitehead, Alfred North The test ... with you is when you sit quietly at home
wishing you were out having lots of adventure. - Wilder, Thornton If we didn't live
adventurously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices
, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded,
fatalistic and aged.
|Her first book, Who Would Have Thought It?, tells the story of Lola, a young, orphaned Mexican girl rescued from Indian captors by one Dr. Norval, who returns with Lola to his New England home.|
|In his shrewd and powerful analysis, Johnson casts new light on aspects of American society that we may have overlooked or underestimated. This is innovative American history at its best.|
|Virginia Woolf’s only autobiographical writing -- detailed, powerful, emotionally honest -- she appraises Victorian values and her own circle.|
|The classic American novel depicting an amoral young woman's rise to stardom as she brings about the decline of those closest to her Sister Carrie, Dreiser's great first novel, transformed the conventional "fallen woman" story into a bold ...|
|In this volume of essays Russell is concerned to combat, in one way or another, the growth of dogmatism, whether of the Left or of the Right, which has hitherto characterised our tragic century.|
|Deals with the conflicts and thoughts of a young Jewish concentration-camp veteran as he prepares to assassinate a British hostage in occupied Palestine.|