The Altar of the Dead
by Henry James
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 1996
This is a fable of life and death significance which explores what happens when a man tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them.
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by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide
The tale of a young teacher hired by a 'housefull of bohemians that wanted tremendously to be Philistines'. He's quite taken with his pupil, a young man who returns the affection of his teacher and sees through his parent's social climbing ways.
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