“I made the book jolly, and like many jolly books it was written in an agony of suffering, with the regret that in taking the trip, I had lost what I valued most : my children, my wife and my happy household.
The book succeeded. I was cured of my misery by more work – an idea I had on the trip for a new novel. Yet something had been destroyed; FAITH, LOVE, TRUST and BELIEF IN THE FUTURE. (more…)
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