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A Society

Auhtor: Virginia Woolf

Language: english
Published: 1921

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Society':

An Essay on the History of Civil Society is a book by the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Adam Ferguson first published in 1767. The Essay established Fergusons reputation in Britain and throughout Europe.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Society':


... she read all the books in the London Library. We comforted her as best we could but we knew in our hearts how vain it was. For though we like ...
... anew. At length, recovering a little, she opened one of the pile of books which she always carried about with her-From a Window or In a Garden, ...
... we can read, what prevents us from judging the results? Before we bring another child into the world we must swear that we will find out what the world ...
... that he was beside himself with rage and expecting that her last moment had come, she bent over and received, to her amazement, six light taps upon the behind. ...
... great grandmother's uncle was killed at Trafalgar) it was his opinion that her honour would be as good as new. This was done they retired to a restaurant ...
... in time to see the prisoners led into the cells below. But from the evidence she brought we voted that it is unfair to suppose that the Judges are men. Helen ...
... an edition of Sappho. It's a queer looking book, six or seven inches thick, not all by Sappho. Oh, no. Most of it is a defence of Sappho's chastity, ...
... subtle, imaginative-as stands to reason. For he spends his life in company with the finest human beings that have ever existed. Hum, said Castalia. ...
... we had now asked questions for over five years, and that though the results were bound to be inconclusive-here Castalia nudged me and whispered ...
... as with unchastity, said Poll. Some of us haven't the opportunity either. Moreover, I don't believe Cassy herself maintains that she acted as she did ...
... contrived a method of preserving in sealed tubes the germs of future Lord Chancellors or poets or painters or musicians, she went on, supposing, that ...
... of them is constantly hungry and in prison that the average size of a working man's family is such, and that so great a percentage of women ...
... baronet or only a knight? Often it seemed that we learnt more from trivial questions of this kind than from more direct ones. I accepted my peerage, ...
... someone exclaimed. What a bore she is! Since Sappho there has been no female of first rate- Eleanor began, quoting from a weekly newspaper. It's ...
... importance, and that it would be extremely annoying, if you found yourself alone at Brighton late at night, not to know which was the best boarding ...
... Again in 1797-in 1804-It was the Austrians in 1866-1870 was the Franco-Prussian-In 1900 on the other hand- But it's now 1914! we cut her short. Ah, ...
... girl from learning to read, but what's the use? I caught Ann only yesterday with a newspaper in her hand and she was beginning to ask me if it was 'true.' ...
... they're nothing else? It's all our doing! she cried. We insisted upon having intellect and now we've got it. And it's intellect, she continued, that's ...
... in the street, and, listening, we heard that the Treaty of Peace had just been signed. The voices died away. The rain was falling and interfered no doubt ...
... Woolf The Duchess and the Jeweller About About Woolf: Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941) was an English novelist and essayist ...