Agreeable eye.

an eudæmonistarchives

February 2006

the second

Mary Ellen Sullivan, ca. 1885

2. Mary Ellen Sullivan, ca. 1885.

the third

Unnamed man, ca. 1885

3. Unnamed Gentleman, ca. 1885.

notes on reading: social

Evening

A rather irrelevant picture.

Views of London labor and the London poor in The Pilgrims of Hope and Princess Casamassima; views of London in general. Architectural bleakness, blackness from coal fires, lack of greenery. Access to nature belongs to idealized agricultural workers (who never go hungry) and wealthy persons.

Cf. Beatrice Webb (amusing how V. Woolf does not like her – compares her to a desiccated spider at the center of a Fabian ‘web’), Dickens & Mayhew.

Finish Fiction and the Reading Public. See also Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain: 1914–1950; search brain for lingering memories of The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, which is a much better book than The Intellectuals and the Masses.

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From Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power:

footprints

foot prints on a beach

the fourth

Mallie and Emma Curtis

4. Mallie and Emma Curtis.

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