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Authors at Home; Personal and Biographical Sketches of Well-Known American Writers (Paperback) Loot Price: R348
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Authors at Home; Personal and Biographical Sketches of Well-Known American Writers (Paperback): Jeannette Leonard Gilder

Authors at Home; Personal and Biographical Sketches of Well-Known American Writers (Paperback)

Jeannette Leonard Gilder

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: DONALD G. MITCHELL (IK MARVEL) At "Edgewood" Mr. Mitchell is eminently an " author at home." There are many of our popular writers?both citizens and country dwellers?whose environ- ment is a matter of comparative indifference to their readers. But the farmer of Edgewood has taken the public so pleasantly into his confidence, has welcomed them so cordially to his garden, his orchard and his very hearthstone, that?in a literary sense?we are all his guests and inmates. In the consulship of Plancus?as Thackeray would say?we Freshmen, after our pilgrimage to that shrine of liberty, the Judges' Cave on West Rock, with its kakographic inscription,?" Op- osition [sic] to tyrants is obedience to God,"? used to turn our steps southward to burn our youthful incense upon the shrine of literature, and see whether the burs had begun to open on the big chestnut trees that fringed Ik Marvel's domain. In those days the easiest approach was through the little village of Westville, which nestles at the foot of the rock and seems, from a distance, to lay its church-spire, like a whitefinger, against the purple face of the cliff. The rustic gate at the northern corner of Edgewood, whence a carriage road led to the ridge behind the house, stood then invitingly open, and a printed notice informed the wayfarer that the grounds were free to the public on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Now, as then, the reveries and dreams of Mr. Mitchell's early books continue to charm the fireside musings of many a college dreamer; and successive generations of Freshmen still find their footsteps tending, in the golden autumn afternoons of first term, toward the Edgewood gates. But nowadays the pilgrim may take the Chapel Street horse-car at the college fence, and after a ten minutes' ride, dismounting at th...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Jeannette Leonard Gilder
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44197-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-44197-1
Barcode: 9780217441971

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