Sunday, 20 February 2011
Some Things Just Never Change
Having discovered during my research on Andrew Marvell that corrupt politicians are not the prerogative of the twenty-first century (OK, so that wasn't really that much of a surprise) I came across this passage, last night, while reading Daniel Deronda, which shows that the publishing world hasn't changed that much either.
One of the shop-windows he paused before was that of a second-hand book-shop, where, on a narrow table outside, the literature of the ages was represented in judicious mixture, from the immortal verse of Homer to the mortal prose of the railway novel.
Airport novels eat your hearts out. There is clearly nothing new under the sun.
Posted by Ann at 15:55