On Being Human (annotated)

On Being Human (annotated)

by Woodrow Wilson
     
 

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"The rarest sort of a book," says Mr. Bagehot, slyly, is "a book to read"; and "the knack in style is to write like a human being." It is painfully evident, upon experiment, that not many of the books which come teeming from our presses every year are meant to be read. They are meant, it may be, to be pondered; it is hoped, no doubt, they may instruct, or inform, or…  See more details below

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"The rarest sort of a book," says Mr. Bagehot, slyly, is "a book to read"; and "the knack in style is to write like a human being." It is painfully evident, upon experiment, that not many of the books which come teeming from our presses every year are meant to be read. They are meant, it may be, to be pondered; it is hoped, no doubt, they may instruct, or inform, or startle, or arouse, or reform, or provoke, or amuse us; but we read, if we have the true reader's zest and plate, not to grow more knowing, but to be less pent up and bound within a little circle,--as those who take their pleasure, and not as those who laboriously seek instruction.

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ISBN-13:
9781519185976
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/09/2015
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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