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The Mansion of Many Apartments

« I compare human life to a large Mansion of Many Apartments, two of which I can only describe, the doors the rest being as yet shut upon me – The first we step into we call the infant or thoughtless Chamber, in which we remain as long as we do not think – We remain there a long while, and notwithstanding the doors of the second Chamber remain wide open, showing a bright appearance, we care not to hasten to it; but are at length imperceptibly impelled by awakening of the thinking principle – within us – we no sooner get into the second Chamber, which I shall call the Chamber of Maiden-Thought, than we become intoxicated with the light and the atmosphere, we see nothing but pleasant wonders, and think of delaying there for ever in delight. »
John Hamilton Reynolds

»John Hamilton Reynolds

Carmen Rucci

Half Apulian and half Sicilian: Italian writer, barrister, television critic for NHK World and, above all, the author of All In One Year, the contemporary and funny novel set on the magical Isle of Man.

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