Cabell’s Scandals

Yesterday I wrote about James Cabell (see here) and the scandal that arose after the publication of “Jurgen”, his twelfth novel in the fall of 1919Very shortly after its release, the book was accused of obscenities and withdrawn, so, obviously, thriving black market emerged, with copies sold for two hundred times the list price. Even… Read More Cabell’s Scandals

Young William Pitt

William Pitt the Younger (1759 – 1806) was British Prime Minister during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars and helped to define and strengthen the office of the prime minister. He suffered an affliction typical of many people born into wealth and power: he was named after his father, so he was known as “William… Read More Young William Pitt