Pelham or Adventures of a Gentleman (Classic Reprint)

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The holiday time of life, in which his novel was written, while accounting, perhaps in a certain gaiety of tone, for the popularity it has received, may perhaps also excuse, in some measure, its more evident deficiencies and faults. Although I trust the time has passed when it might seem necessary to protest against those critical assumptions which so long confounded the author with the hero - although I equally trust that, even were such assump tions true, it would be scarcely necessary to dispute the justice of Visiting upon later and more sobered life, the supposed foibles and levities of that thoughtless age of eighteen, in which this fic tion was first begun, - yet, perhaps, some short sketch of the ori gin of a work, however idle, the success of which determined the literary career of the author, may not be considered alto gether presumptuous or irrelevant.

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I believe if we were to question every author upon the subject of his literary grievances, we should find that the most frequent of all complaints, was less that of being unappreciated, than that of being misunderstood. All of us write perhaps with some secret object, for which the world cares not a straw; and while each reader fixes his peculiar moral upon a book, no one, by any chance, hits upon that which the author had in his own heart designed to inculcate. Hence this Edition of "Pelham" acquires that appendage in the shape of an explanatory preface which the unprescient benevolence of the author did not inflict on his readers when he first confided his work to their candor and discretion. Even so, some Candidate for Parliamentary Honors first braves the hustings; - relying only on the general congeniality of sentiment between himself and the Electors - but alas! once chosen, the liberal confidence, which took him upon trust is no more, and when he reappears to commend himself to the popular suffrage, he is required to go into the ill-bred egotisms of detail - and explain all that he has done and all that he has failed to do, to the satisfaction of an enlightened but too inquisitive constituency.

It is a beautiful part in the economy of this world, that nothing is without its use; every weed in the great thoroughfares of life has a honey, which Observation can easily extract; and we may glean no unimportant wisdom from Folly itself, if we distinguish while we survey, and satirize while we share it.

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Buchbeschreibung Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Zustand: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Pelham or Adventures of a Gentleman The holiday time of life, in which his novel was written, while accounting, perhaps in a certain gaiety of tone, for the popularity it has received, may perhaps also excuse, in some measure, its more evident deficiencies and faults. Although I trust the time has passed when it might seem necessary to protest against those critical assumptions which so long confounded the author with the hero - although I equally trust that, even were such assump tions true, it would be scarcely necessary to dispute the justice of Visiting upon later and more sobered life, the supposed foibles and levities of that thoughtless age of eighteen, in which this fic tion was first begun, - yet, perhaps, some short sketch of the ori gin of a work, however idle, the success of which determined the literary career of the author, may not be considered alto gether presumptuous or irrelevant. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers AAV9781330737125

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