This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...In about ten rounds the average sensible man had knocked his opponent right out of the ring. I breathed a long breath, and seemed to wake up ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...In about ten rounds the average sensible man had knocked his opponent right out of the ring. I breathed a long breath, and seemed to wake up out of a nightmare. Did I regret the episode? I regretted the ruin, not the episode. For had I not all the time been studying human nature and getting material? Besides that, as I grow older I grow too wise. Says Montaigne: "Wisdome hath hir excesses, and no leise need of moderation, then folUe." (The italics are Montaigne's)... And there's a good deal in my system after all. A DIVERSION AT SAN BEMO The Royal Hotel, San Remo, has the reputation of being the best hotel, and the most expensive, on the Italian Riviera. It is the abode of correctness and wealth, and if a stray novelist or so is discovered there, that is only an accident. It provides distractions of all kinds for its guests: bands of music, conjuring shows, dances; and that week it provided quite a new thing in the way of distraction, namely, an address from Prebendary Carlile, head of the Church Army, which was quite truthfully described as a "national antidote to indiscriminate charity." We looked forward to that address; it was a novelty. And if we of the Royal Hotel had a fault, our fault was a tendency, after we had paid our hotel bills, to mdiscriminate charity. Indiscriminate charity salves the conscience just as well as the other kind, and though it costs as much in money, it costs less in trouble. However, we liked to be castigated for our sins, and, in the absence of Father Vaughan, we anticipated with pleasure Mr. Carlile. We did not all go. None of the representatives of ten different Continental aristocracies and plutocracies went. Nor did any young and beautiful persons of any nation go. As a fact, it was a lovely afternoon...
Fair. Ex-Library Interior is VG; cover has moderate edgewear, light rubmarks, and cloth is faded. Tales/observations of the author's travels to Paris (1910), London (1911), and Italy (1910); well illustrated with drawings.
Good. New York, 1913. No dust jacket; light gray paper-covered boards with light gray cloth along spine; boards worn/toned around edges; endpaper torn along hinge; writing on front flypaper; illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard; black and white illustrations; a few cracks in gutter; 8vo-over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall; 384 pages.
E.A. Rickards. Fair. 1913. Thick hardcover. Fair in gray cloth spine over blue boards, gilt spine/ cover titles, age soiling, corner wear, modest fraying to spine ends. Bennett spent 8 years in Paris beginning in 1903, where other great artists from around the world had converged on Montmartre and Montparnasse Tissue-guarded frontis. 384p.
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