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Confessions and Criticisms (Illustrated)

ByJulian Hawthorne

“In 1869, when I was about twenty-three years old, I sent a couple of sonnets to the revived Putnam's Magazine. At that period I had no intention of becoming a professional writer: I was studying civil engineering at the Polytechnic School in Dresden, Saxony. Years before, I had received parental warnings—unnecessary, as I thought—against writing for a living. During the next two years, however, when I was acting as hydrographic engineer in the New York Dock Department, I amused myself by writing a short story, called "Love and Counter-Love," which was published in Harper's Weekly, and for which I was paid fifty dollars. "If fifty dollars can be so easily earned," I thought, "why not go on adding to my income in this way from time to time?" I was aided and abetted in the idea by the late Robert Carter, editor of Appletons' Journal; and the latter periodical andHarper's Magazine had the burden, and I the benefit, of the result.”

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Publication Date
Mar 12, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304932150
Category
Reference
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Julian Hawthorne

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EPUB

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