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272 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1912
SIR,Yes...he's like that. Plus he's violent, quick-tempered, pig-headed, racist, elitist, and is not above putting his wife in "time out" when he feels she has misbehaved. Yeah, he's pretty much the whole package of awesome. Once I read that, I knew I was in for something loaded with win.
I have duly received your note, in which you claim to endorse my views, although I am not aware that they are dependent upon endorsement either from you or anyone else. You have ventured to use the word “speculation” with regard to my statement upon the subject of Darwinism, and I would call your attention to the fact that such a word in such a connection is offensive to a degree. The context convinces me, however, that you have sinned rather through ignorance and tactlessness than through malice, so I am content to pass the matter by. You quote an isolated sentence from my lecture, and appear to have some difficulty in understanding it. I should have thought that only a sub-human intelligence could have failed to grasp the point, but if it really needs amplification I shall consent to see you at the hour named, though visits and visitors of every sort are exceeding distasteful to me. As to your suggestion that I may modify my opinion, I would have you know that it is not my habit to do so after a deliberate expression of my mature views. You will kindly show the envelope of this letter to my man, Austin, when you call, as he has to take every precaution to shield me from the intrusive rascals who call themselves “journalists.”
GEORGE EDWARD CHALLENGER.
She could but refuse me, and better be a repulsed lover than an accepted brotherSo, finally, in a fit to be tied, she makes up some excuse - that he's not adventurous enough for her - that he's not a daring-and-dashing hero. And so, Edward, a journalist, races off to find the craziest adventure he could possibly find.
My instincts are all against a woman being too frank and at her ease with me. It is no compliment to a man.Ahhh.... there's nothing blatantly obvious periodic racism and sexism to wake you up in the morning.
Zambo, who is a black Hercules, as willing as any horse, and about as intelligent.From the half-breeds to "their loyal negro" to the literal annihilation of an entire species . . . This book is a "wonder."
There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.How ironic - considering the first thing they do when they discovered Ape-men was form a posse to slaughter them and sell them into slavery.