Archive for January 26th, 2009

carlyles-houseA charming little volume of Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches was published by Hesperus Press in 2003, and Dr. Roy Johnson has reviewed it on the Mantex Web site.

Doris Lessing wrote the foreward for the volume, and she describes the seven sketches it contains as being “like five-finger exercises for future excellence.”

When I brought the volume home with me from England back in 2004, it wore an enticing black band of paper that pronounced it the “First ever publication” of the sketches it contained.

The book still sits unread on my shelf, along with other exciting purchases I made as I traveled to Woolf sites from London to Cornwall.

I have no excuse save the usual one: Too many books, too little time.

You can also read more about the history of the volume here.

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