The Corner

When Worlds Collide

On C-SPAN yesterday, Harry Evans, the Brit-born publisher, said that when he revived the Modern Library imprint for Random House, the big sellers were Jane Austen and Nietzsche.

I mentioned this to a clever friend, who had these thoughts:

Ubermenschfield Park

Pride and Ressentiment

Also Sprach Emma Wodehouse

and, my favorite:

If there were any truth universally acknowledged, it would be that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a transformation of all values.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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