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Titel: The Republic of the Southern Cross, and ...
Verlag: Hyperion Press, Inc., Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket
Art des Buches: Used
Softcover with discoloration of front cover, creased spine and covers, and worn edges and leading corners. Tear on head of spine and some closed tears on spine body. Yellow stain and remains of sticker on rear cover. Page block has minor grubby marks. Half-title page are creased and slightly water damaged with minor tanning along face edge. Minor creasing to upper edges of some pages. Leading corners od some early and last pages are sligthly worn. Text remains clear, and pages are tight throughout. Reprint of the 1918 ed. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 275186
Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...like crystal. I read such a clear answer in her countenance that I got up without another word and wanted to go off straight away. But she stopped me. " That's enough 1 Where are you going? Don't behave like a little boy. Sit down." She made me sit down near her and began to speak to me as if she had been an elder sister talking to a wayward child. " You are too young yet, and love is something new to you. If another woman were in my place you would fall in love with her. In a month's time you would begin to love a third. But there is another kind of love which drains the depths of the soul. Such a love I had for Sergey, my husband, who is dead. I have given to him all I can ever feel. However much you may speak to me of love, I shall hear you no more than if I were dead. You must understand that I have no longer any capacity to attach any meaning to such words. It's just as if you spoke to someone who could not hear you. Reconcile yourself to this. You can no more be offended than if you were unable to make a dead woman love you." Elena Grigorievna spoke with a slight smile. This appeared to me to be almost insulting. I imagined that she was laughing at me, in thus putting forward her own love for her dead husband. I felt myself grow pale. I remember the tears springing to my eyes. My agitation was not unobserved by Elena Grigori-evna. I saw the expression of her cold eyes begin to change. She understood that I was suffering. Restraining me with her hand, as she saw I wanted to get up without replying, she drew her chair nearer mine. I felt her breath on my face. Then lowering her voice, although we were alone in the room, she said to me, with a real frankness and tender intimacy: " Forgive me, if I've offended you. Perhaps I am mistaken about...
Inhaltsangabe: The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: London : Constable; Publication date: 1918; Subjects: History / General; History / Europe / Russia
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