By H. G. Wells
Spanning the origins of the Earth to the end result of the 1st global battle, this can be a brilliantly compelling account of the evolution of existence and the improvement of the human race. alongside the best way, Wells considers such varied topics because the Neolithic period, the increase of Judaism, the Golden Age of Athens, the lifetime of Christ, the increase of Islam, the invention of the USA and the economic Revolution. Breathtaking in its scope and passionate in its depth, this historical past is still probably the most readable of its sort.
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Extra resources for A Short History of the World
Social and demographic changes had accelerated the movement of people westward and from the remote rural areas to the larger or mid-size New England cities and towns, leaving the smaller villages even further behind in relative prosperity. Changes in patterns of transportation did little but reinforce the varying chances for potential success and economic opportunity among inhabitants of these different localities. Proud New Yorkers would have accepted the claim that at the end of the century the city舗s cultural enhancements had matched its economic progress, and that New York had eclipsed Boston as the nation舗s literary center.
Rather than a character like the herbalist and healer Mrs. Todd in Jewett舗s The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), a native authority on the region舗s legends and values, Wharton chose someone from outside New England to narrate the story舒a looker-on, an observer. In her desire for 舠roundness舡舒Wharton seemed to resort recurrently to the terminology of the 舠plastic arts舡 or visual media舒she would supplement the narrator舗s perspective with those of her minor characters. The fresh, acute perspective derived from the narrator舗s growing insight and awareness would compensate for what he lacked in inside background knowledge of the Frome household.
23). The morning after the dance, her face is 舠part of the sun舗s red and of the pure glitter on the snow舡 (p. 36). In contrast, a pale light from a lamp 舠drew out of the darkness舡 Zeena舗s 舠puckered throat ... and deepened fantastically the hollows and prominences of her high-boned face舡 (p. 33). Similarly, light makes Zeena舗s 舠face look more than usually drawn and bloodless, sharpened the three parallel creases between ear and cheek, and drew querulous lines from her thin nose to the corners of her mouth舡 (p.