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I am alone, really alone, really free. The smoke of the train runs along the seaside; while I float in a winged home that is rocked and cradled; pretty as a bird, tiny as a nest, softer than a hammock, wandering over the waters at the caprice of the wind, independent and free!
Tags » 19th Century Literature
Roughing It in the Bush, Susanna Moodie, 1852
Just in case you forgot most of what you learned in your history classes: England had an overpopulation problem in the 1830s. 488 more words
Alien Hearts was first published in 1890 as Notre Coeur and was Maupassant’s last novel. A more straightforward translation of the title would be Our Heart which the translator, Richard Howard, acknowledges in the preface but he mentions that Maupassant had intended to write a companion to Notre Coeur called Alien Souls which he didn’t finish. 943 more words
Here comes a somewhat ambiguous role model for Simple Living: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tol’stoy (1828 – 1910), Leo Tolstoy in the West, here pictured barefooted (yes!) in peasant’s garb by the renowned painter Repin in 1901, was one of the great “Russians” in 19th-century literature. 327 more words