By Jim Klobuchar
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Throughout the interval coated by means of this ebook, George Santayana had settled completely in Rome. His best-selling novel, The final Puritan, was once released in London in 1935 and within the usa in 1936, the place it was once selected as a Book-of-the-Month membership choice. In 1936 Santayana grew to become one of many few philosophers ever to seem at the entrance hide of Time journal.
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