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Did Horace dare take a risk on that poet Rickman? The poet dropped his aitches, for one thing. And there was the matter of that actress he doted on -- low-class! Yet cousin Lucia kept asking about him . . . and Horace did think maybe, just maybe, Rickman was a genius. But could Horace introduce Rickman to his club? He yearned to -- and yet, as he told Lucia, "The burnt criDid Horace dare take a risk on that poet Rickman? The poet dropped his aitches, for one thing. And there was the matter of that actress he doted on -- low-class! Yet cousin Lucia kept asking about him . . . and Horace did think maybe, just maybe, Rickman was a genius. But could Horace introduce Rickman to his club? He yearned to -- and yet, as he told Lucia, "The burnt critic dreads the divine fire!"In this witty 1904 novel of literary and social manners and foibles, May Sinclair demonstrates all the wit, perception and style that made her one of the most respected -- and most read -- novelists of her time....

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ISBN : 9781603124386
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 528 Pages
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The Divine Fire Reviews

  • Kirsty
    2018-12-25 04:06

    Me: 'I'm still reading a book which I started 11 days ago.'Dad: 'That's very unlike you!'And so it is. 'The Divine Fire' took an awfully long time to get through, but boy was it worth it. Not Sinclair's best, but a wonderful tale about the book industry, and about unconventional (in a sense) love. Her prose is absolutely lovely, as ever, and some of the passages here are resplendent and incredibly perceptive. Her characters are largely fascinating, and one cares about them immensely. Savage Keith Rickman is also one of the best character names I've come across in a long time. Certainly one to savour.On a more negative note, this is not at all useful for my PhD thesis (the purpose for which I read it, although I like to think I would have got to it at some point in my reading life!).

  • Elaine
    2018-12-29 06:56

    Enchanting book through all 597 pages! It's a love story, a literary journey and a peek into the world of the book trade from many angles. It was refreshing to meet with an heroic protagonist and not have him come to a tragic end and for him to benefit and be recognized for his "Divine Fire' (his poetic genius). The book had also a wonderful delineation of supporting characters. It's unbelievable that May Sinclair could have created this work in 1904. She was decades ahead of her time. What an imagination! I found and read a New York Times story from 1905 with details from an interview with her at that time. That was a wonderful accompaniment to the book.

  • Samantha Glasser
    2018-12-28 09:06

    Read this book for free through Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13996/...