Cosmopolis — Volume 2 - Paul Bourget

Title: Cosmopolis — Volume 2

Author: Paul Bourget

Date: 1935-01-01

Cosmopolis — Volume 2 - Paul Bourget

The drama of passion which this book depicts has no particularly Roman features, and nothing was farther from my thoughts than to trace a picture of the society so local, so traditional, which exists between the Quirinal and the Vatican. It is the contrast between the rather incoherent ways of the rovers of high life and the character of perennity impressed everywhere in the great city of the Caesars and of the Popes which has caused me to choose the spot where even the corners speak of a secular past, there to evoke some representatives of the most modern, as well as the most arbitrary and the most momentary, life.