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June 30th.–If it is not known how and when a man dies, it makes a ghost of him for many years thereafter, perhaps for centuries. King Arthur is an example; also the Emperor Frederick, and other famous men, who were thought to be alive ages after their disappearance.
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If it is not known how and when a man dies, it makes a ghost of him for many years thereafter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“Keep your face toward the sunshine,” wrote Walt Whitman, “and the shadows will fall behind you.” These words are a fitting introduction to the last day of our literary tour, as we navigated the tricky traffic of the greater New York metropolitan area for our last scheduled stops. 427 more words
To me, the very best historical fiction succeeds in doing three things: It makes me learn, it makes me think, and it makes me feel. … 457 more words
La lettera scarlatta ha continuato a brillare, nascosta in uno dei miei cassetti, per cinque lunghi anni. Tutto per colpa della sua introduzione: mi ero scoraggiata, pensando di dover rimanere bloccata alla dogana di Salem, per trenta interminabili pagine, senza poter incontrare Hester Prynne. 667 more words
It seems as though former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could use some remedial high school literature classes.
The Huffington Post has recently unearthed a 1995 book written by the likely 2016 presidential candidate. 282 more words