08 September 2011

Fond of Reading Books


Julius Garibaldi Melchers (1860-1934)
I am too fond of reading books to care to write them, Mr. Erskine. I should like to write a novel certainly, a novel that would be as lovely as a Persian carpet and as unreal. But there is no literary public in England for anything except newspapers, primers, and encyclopaedias. Of all people in the world the English have the least sense of the beauty of literature.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

2 comments:

  1. What a breath of fresh air this blog is!

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  2. This is beautiful. My mother just put this book in my hand and told me to read it. I think I shall.

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