The rest of his acquaintances, not interested in a book on
a learned subject, did not talk of it at all.
Zarathustra, then,--this shadowy, allegorical personality, speaking in allegories and parables, and at times not even refraining from relating his own dreams--is a figure we can understand but very imperfectly if we have no knowledge of his creator and counterpart, Friedrich Nietzsche; and it were therefore well, previous to our study of the more abstruse parts of this book, if we were to turn to some authoritative book on
Nietzsche's life and works and to read all that is there said on the subject.
His heart beat with excitement at the pictures of mosques and rich palaces; but there was one, in a book on
Constantinople, which peculiarly stirred his imagination.
You are entirely and wholeheartedly welcome to the loan of any book on
The princess bent over the exercise book on
He put down his pipe, placed his book on
one side, and rose and led her slowly round the room, holding her by the arm.