Conclusiones (Mundos perdidos: VI)

17/07/2014 1.595 Palabras

«I find that what really remains with me from the first day’s travel is not Salisbury Cathedral, nor any of the other charming sights of this city, but rather that marvellous view encountered this morning of the rolling english countryside. […] The English landscape at its finest —such as I saw it this morning— possesses a quality that the landscapes of other nations, however more superficially dramatic, fail to posses. […] This quality is probably best summed up by the term «greatness». For it is true, when istood on that high ledge this morning and viewed the land before me, idistinctly felt that rare, yet unmistakable feeling —the feeling that one is in the presence of greatness. We call this land of ours Great Britain, and there may be those who believe this a somewhat immodest practice. Yet it would justify the use of this lofty adjective (28-29).» El fragmento corresponde al primer día de viaje de Stevens. Apenas unos párrafos antes el mayordomo ha...

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