I was a corporation lawyer, but by no means a typical one, the choice of my profession being merely incidental, and due, as will be seen, to the accident of environment. The book I am about to write might aptly be called The Autobiography of a Romanticist. In that sense, if in no other, I have been a typical American, regarding my country as the happy hunting-ground of enlightened self-interest, as a function of my desires.
Whether or not I have completely got rid of this romantic virus I must leave to those the aim of whose existence is to eradicate it from our literature and our life. A somewhat Augean task! Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Learn more. Don't have a Kindle? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.
Showing of 10 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I'm a huge fan of Churchill. Crew's Career. The writing is superb and entertaining, but the book is stained with the author's prescription for a better world. As always, he brings to bear his fantastic eye for the human animal and his plots and characters are endearing according to accurate, entertaining, and intimate depictions, but the difference between great novels and those that we simply pass through is the subtlety with which the ideas are presented.
A Far Country bristles with condemnation of a capitalist machine Mr. Churchill feels has run amok, to such a degree that the novel is reduced to a vehicle for making his point. DH Lawrence. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays. Gertrude Atherton. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Saki Saki. The New Machiavelli. Herbert George Wells. The Gay Rebellion. Robert W. Edith Wharton. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg.
The Autobiography of Mark Twain. Ghost Stories. Lewis Carroll.
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. One of the most famous political figures of the twentieth A Far Country - Complete - Kindle edition by Winston Churchill.
The Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss. Nobody's Man. Phillips Oppenheim. Marie O'regan. Works of Barry Pain. Barry Pain. Black Oxen. A Thoughtless Yes.
Helen H. A Traveler from Altruria: Romance. William Dean Howells. The Future in America. Nor Many Waters. Alec Waugh. The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman. John Kendrick Bangs. The Best British Short Stories of Algernon Blackwood. A Far Country, Book 2. Winston Churchill. Henry Sydnor Harrison. Mark Twain's Short Stories. The Best Short Stories - 6. Nathaniel Hawthorne. American Drolleries. With the Procession. Henry Blake Fuller. A Pair Of Patient Lovers. The Guardians. Wells: 11 traditional novels.
Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters. Sleeping Fires.
Arthur Cheney Train. The Plum Tree. David Graham Phillips. An American Girl in London. Sara Jeannette Duncan. The Hypocrite. Guy Thorne. GK Chesterton. Ellen Glasgow. Hector Hugh Munro. Delia Blanchflower.
Mary Augusta Ward. Emily Post.
The Woman Question and George Gissing. Whether or not I have completely got rid of this romantic virus I must leave to those the aim of whose existence is to eradicate it from our literature and our life. A somewhat Augean task! I have been impelled therefore to make an attempt at setting forth, with what frankness and sincerity I may, with those powers of selection of which I am capable, the life I have lived in this modern America; the passions I have known, the evils I have done. I endeavour to write a biography of the inner life; but in order to do this I shall have to relate those causal experiences of the outer existence that take place in the world of space and time, in the four walls of the home, in the school and university, in the noisy streets, in the realm of business and politics.
I shall try to set down, impartially, the motives that have impelled my actions, to reveal in some degree the amazing mixture of good and evil which has made me what I am to-day: to avoid the tricks of memory and resist the inherent desire to present myself other and better than I am. Your American romanticist is a sentimental spoiled child who believes in miracles, whose needs are mostly baubles, whose desires are dreams.
Expediency is his motto. Innocent of a knowledge of the principles of the universe, he lives in a state of ceaseless activity, admitting no limitations, impatient of all restrictions. What he wants, he wants very badly indeed.
This wanting things was the corner-stone of my character, and I believe that the science of the future will bear me out when I say that it might have been differently built upon. Certain it is that the system of education in vogue in the 70's and 80's never contemplated the search for natural corner-stones. Read more Read less. Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.
Showing of 5 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. It was a bit expensive but she was very happy with it. It expanded her rather extensive collection. Format: Hardcover. I purchased this book at a garage sale for 25 cents, seeing the author's name and assuming it was the "other" Churchill, who was also a novelist.
And idealist with a bent toward literature, Hugh decides to go into corporate law, after being shamed by his then-girlfriend at a party for "going into business".