►Young women should rise towards idealism, not sag towards realism.
►Art and women are degraded by “servile imitation of nature.”
►Only transcendent idealization in both could save us from “a realistic vulgarity and commonplace.”
co-wrote The Gilded Age with Mark Twain and lived near Twain in the
Nook Farm community in Hartford. He wrote the “Editor’s Drawer” column for Harper’s
New Monthly Magazine before taking
over the “Editor’s Study” from Howells in 1892.