William De Morgan: A Post-Victorian Realist (Classic Reprint)

William De Morgan: A Post-Victorian Realist (Classic Reprint)

by Flora Warren Seymour
     
 

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There is something of significance in the fact that The Jungle was the public sensation of the year of which Joseph Vance was the literary event. One was headstrong youth, the other calm maturity. Sinclair's flaming and passionate impatience set the world afire for a space, a very brief space; then the

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Excerpt from William De Morgan: A Post-Victorian Realist

There is something of significance in the fact that The Jungle was the public sensation of the year of which Joseph Vance was the literary event. One was headstrong youth, the other calm maturity. Sinclair's flaming and passionate impatience set the world afire for a space, a very brief space; then the blaze died down, as fierce fires do. De Morgan lighted the pleasant evening log and candle; and with the noise of the street shut out, we listened to the voice of a friend.

All this was not fifteen years ago. Sinclair is still a young man; the volcano active as ever, the eruptions as violent. But the flames fail to leap in answer; has his public grown calloused? De Morgan has passed from us three years since; yet for evenings past and many more to come we are the richer by unforgettable tales of friends it is a joy to know.

But of all that long procession, from little Joe to old Mrs. Picture, dearest to us is the author himself. De Morgan depicted life well because he had lived. He put real character before us because his own was sane, sincere, well-rounded. And about all the dear imaginary persons of his tales, enfolding and illuminating them, is the warm, rich, charming personality of William De Morgan.

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ISBN-13:
9781330458327
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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