Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Daily Dose

From A Talent to Annoy: Essays, Articles and Reviews 1929 - 1968, by Nancy Mitford


"Carlyle's Frederick the Great, though dishonest to a comic degree about Frederick's morals, is a work of art; the secondary characters are brilliantly portrayed; Voltaire summed up once and for all.  His French Revolution has the grandeur of a thunderstorm."

From Reading for Pleasure

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