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Set in the 50 years after the Civil War, this novel tells the story of the Trasks and the Hamiltons. Adam Trask marries Kate. When she abandons him and their twin sons to run an infamous brothel, the family is consumed in a bitter struggle.
Serie Penguin classics
Genre Klassisk litteratur
Omtalt sted Stillehavsstatene
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"Some people think it's an insult to the glory of their sickness to get well"
"Lord, how the day passes! It's like a life - so quickly when we don't watch it and so slowly when we do"
Riches seem to come to the poor in spirit, the poor in interest and joy. To put it straight — the very rich are a poor bunch of bastards.
It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.
For how can you remember the feel of pleasure or pain or chocking emotion? You can remember only that you had them.
Once a boy has suffered rejection, he will find rejection even where it does not exist - or, worse, will draw it forth from people simply by expecting it.
The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. I think everyone in the world to a large or small extent has felt rejection. And with rejection comes anger, and with anger some kind of crime in revenge for the rejection, and with that crime guilt - and there is the story of mankind. I think that if rejection could be amputated, the human would not be what he is.
With a few exceptions people don't want money. They want luxury and they want love and they want admiration.
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Et vidt begrep, som det herskes mye uenighet om. Jeg har imidlertid lest flere amerikanske romaner, som på en eller annen måte fanger den amerikanske tidsånd, kultur eller mentalitet, og er nysgjerrrig på hva dere der ute vil karakteriser som "den store amerikanske roman". Håper på innspill!