Posts Tagged: Dickens
Anyone who made it through high school English can probably recall reading a story or two about young protagonists finding themselves in the absence of parental guidance. From whence does this orphan trope come? And why?
Is this what all of us innately fear—the state of being in charge of our destinies, the only ones responsible for our own actions and decisions?
(n.); the art, practice, or method of measuring time by hours and subordinate divisions; the art or science of measuring time; from the Greek hora (“time” or “season”) + metron (“measure”)
With them who stood upon the brink of the great gulf which none can see beyond, Time, so soon to lose itself in vast Eternity, rolled on like a mighty river, swollen and rapid as it nears the sea.
We’ve all got those books we’ve been meaning to read. Whether we heard about them yesterday, or saw them in a bookstore window a couple of months ago, or we can’t quite remember when but someone told us about something they thought we might like, a while ago, we think....more