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A Positive Romance

Auhtor: Edward Bellamy

Language: english

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Review by Beth Cholette, June 2010


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

Edward Bellamy (26 March 1850 - 22 May 1898) was an American author and socialist most famous for his utopian novel Looking Backward set in the year 2000.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Positive Romance':


... We had been stirred by the enthusiasm of the audience, and on our walk home fell to discussing a theme suggested by the scene namely, the tendency ...
... fire in Hammond's quarters, with divers creature comforts at hand for one of our usual symposiums, the subject came up again and under conditions ...
... a convert, I fancy, as the Religion of Humanity ever had. I thought you had told me all about yourself long ago, I said. How is it that ...
... and with my father, who was a clergyman of a very strait sect and staid views, that fact covered a multitude of shortcomings. I was nineteen ...
... to nothing,-scarcely more than that there was such a thing. I shall not bore you with an account of it, resumed Hammond, further than ...
... claimed to prove Positivism the finality of social evolution. You will find anything else you want to know about it in the books. I dare say you will ...
... of the old religions. In its new-fangled disguise the truth and virtue of the doctrine were still operative, and the emotional crisis through which ...
... to their faith, nearly all religions recognized sacred emblems not indeed to be confounded in clear minds with the original object of devotion, but ...
... be interested to know how far his ideas were his own and how far his master's. First he pointed out to me as matter of fact that there was ...
... is most surely aware of it. Equally vain is it to seek the explanation in any general superiority of woman to man, either moral or mental. Her qualities ...
... She is this by virtue, not of her personal qualities, but of the mother-sex, which, overbearing in part her individuality, consecrates her to the ...
... and invests her with an impersonal majesty commanding reverence. You may imagine with what power such a doctrine as this, set forth by ...
... the homage and loyalty of all men who loved their race. It had been the counsel of his master, R'egnier said, that, while his disciples should hold ...
... He could not be sure what she would say, but he would speak with her about it. The following day, a note from him requesting that I should ...
... the cause, and the assurance he had given her of the entire ingenuousness of my own motive, had induced her finally to yield. After some talk as to ...
... The sudden and complete wreck of all my preconceptions as to her appearance, as well as the accessories of the scene, left me for a few moments fairly ...
... the r^ole he had assigned her, had there ever been a like case of parental fatuity? But even as I indignantly asked myself this question, ...
... maiden it gradually took on that of a conscious goddess. Then, as still she read on, there came another change. The soft black eyes grew softer and ...
... him again or of his daughter. I don't even know the name of the woman I worshiped. Recommended ReadingAre you enjoy this book? Other ...
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