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There upon his shelves in complete editions of ten, twenty, thirty, or forty volumes,
often pompously bound in calf, stood the rows of English and French classics.
Now they were piled into the sitting-room in grimy, hopelessly jumbled heaps.
But though she was always very much an English lady of the upper middle class,
she was never a typical young lady. Illi robur et aes triplex circum pectus erat —
oak and triple brass were around her breast — in all the important things of life.
He might have come out of a novel by Balzac or perhaps Zola or a tale of
Maupassant — very, very English, a character not uncommon in rural England
from the time of Shakespeare. It is strange that, though he was so English, I think
of three ...
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Ah, the somewhat less famous husband of Virginia! I've read volumes 1 and 5 of his autobiography, and loved them. Leonard Woolf was an extremely intelligent man and an excellent writer. His prose has ... Read full review