This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CLAUDIA'S BUSINESS AL men's ways are, in theory, admirable; but some men's ways, in practice, are peculiar. All men are ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CLAUDIA'S BUSINESS AL men's ways are, in theory, admirable; but some men's ways, in practice, are peculiar. All men are bound to be considered (by themselves at least) reasonable and logical--yet truth compels the statement that some men do not know their own minds. All men must be admitted as masters--"virile" and self-controlled--nevertheless, the fact remains that some men are more faddish than the most nervous spinster. All men indignantly repudiate the accusation of selfishness; yet the chief drawback to some men is that they cannot escape from their own private demon of profound, unalterable egoism. Many hopelessly selfish men take peculiar delight in the play "A Message from Mars." They cannot see themselves anywhere in the piece and that's where the fun comes in! There was once a certain Man who was by way of being rather fond of, or somewhat in love with, a certain woman. He had dangled half-vaguely after her pretty petticoats for a considerable period, all the while cogitating with himself as to whether he would do a wise or a foolish thing if he asked her to marry him. He never expressed any sentimental emotion toward her, either by touch of hand or word of mouth--and why? Because in his absurd self-consciousness he thought he might look foolish--or that she might think he looked, or was going to look foolish. Whenever he was in her company he imagined that every gnat in the air, every fly on the window-pane was staring at him and commenting on his appearance. And the most curious part of his mental attitude was that he never once thought of Her at all in the matter. He felt that there was really no need to think of her, as of course if he proposed she would naturally jump to acceptance. He laboured under the pleasing...
Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [v-viii] 1-271 [272: printer's imprint] [273-280: ads] + 8-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in cream, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Collects fifteen short stories, some with feminist leanings, some with supernatural leanings, such as "The Sculptor's Angel." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 57. Bleiler (1978), p. 49. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Tiny nick in cloth at top edge of rear cover, free endpapers a bit tanned, a near fine copy. (#118476)
Good. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Fifteen short stories of romance and the occult. Contents: The Love of Long Ago, Brown Jim's Problem, The Boy: An Episode, Claudia's Business, Rejected! The Story of a Picture, "Sunny": A Red Cross Incident, The Panther: A Conquest of Heredity, The Stepping Star, Why She Was Glad, The Sculptor's Angel: The Story of a Love Miracle, Lolita: A Love Episode, The Trench Comrade, The Signal, The Mystic Tune, "Lead, Kindly Light". First Edition. Methuen & Co Ltd 1920 (states "First Published in 1920"). viii + 572 + 8 + 8pp adverts hb covers rubbed & stained, a "short stories" stamp inside front cover, pages browned, good.
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