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"It is a defect of God's humor that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them."—Tom Stoppard, Arcadia
In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the "five hundred acres inclusive of lake" where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the Gothic
One of the keenest philosophical minds of the twentieth century, Bertrand Russell wrote a number of classic volumes on the subject, including the venerated survey A History of Western Philosophy. In this volume, Russell takes on the subjects of religion and logical reasoning with his characteristic elegance and penetrating insight.