Excerpt from Earth-Hunger and Other Essays I feel this need of extending our enterprise the more strongly because I believe that a great deal of Sumner's writing has t grown old, and is t destined to grow old. It has been impressed upon me, as I have become more familiar with his essays of twenty and thirty years ago, that the issues which he treated, as he treated them, are always and everywhere with us. They are t of one time or one place. They are always with us because they are part of what Sumner so often calls life here on earth. It was given to him to seize upon social issues in their essential and Vital bearings; the blade of his insight never stuck in the husk of a matter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.