Hotel room, Edward Hopper.
The four classes of reader according to Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
– Sponges, who absorb all they read and return it nearly the same state, only a little dirtied.
– Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time.
– Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read.
– Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also.
The literary companion, Emma Jones.