The maid was a young woman of great natural calmness; she was accustomed to let in visitors who had this air of being annoyed and finding one umbrella too numerous for them. It mattered nothing to her that the gentleman was asking for Dr. Martineau as if he was asking for something with an unpleasant taste. Almost imperceptibly she relieved him of ...Read MoreThe maid was a young woman of great natural calmness; she was accustomed to let in visitors who had this air of being annoyed and finding one umbrella too numerous for them. It mattered nothing to her that the gentleman was asking for Dr. Martineau as if he was asking for something with an unpleasant taste. Almost imperceptibly she relieved him of his umbrella and juggled his hat and coat on to a massive mahogany stand. "What name, Sir?" she asked, holding open the door of the consulting room. "Hardy," said the gentleman, and then yielding it reluctantly with its distasteful three-year-old honour, "Sir Richmond Hardy." The door closed softly behind him and he found himself in undivided possession of the large indifferent apartment in which the nervous and mental troubles of the outer world eddied for a time on their way to the distinguished specialist. A bowl of daffodils, a handsome bookcase containing bound Victorian magazines and antiquated medical works, some paintings of Scotch scenery, three big armchairs, a buhl clock, and a bronze Dancing Faun, by their want of any collective idea enhanced rather than mitigated the promiscuous disregard of the room. He drifted to the midmost of the three windows and stared out despondently at Harley Street. For a minute or so he remained as still and limp as an empty jacket on its peg, and then a gust of irritation stirred him.Read Less
Good. Publisher: Macmillan CompanyDate of Publication: 1922Binding: Cloth, Red with GiltCondition: Good/No JacketDescription: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Ex-Library Library discard. Stamped on title page and edge. Checkout slip, card pocket, and label on endpapers. Edgewear. Pages yellowed, but clean. 287 pages.
Fair. Library copy with standard markings. Book may or may not have date stamp, lib card env. etc Some fading and scufing to cover. Some page yellowing due to age. Acceptable as a reading copy. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover, Very Good, no dj, clean, tight, unmarked, first Canadian edition, 5 x 7 3/4, Red cloth boards, black lettering on spine, small tear at top of spine, some minor shelf soiling, 287 pages 1st Canadian Edition() H.G. Wells was so charmed by Maragaret Sanger that he based SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART on his time with her. The novel--a thinly-veiled autobiography--depicts an English gentleman, Sir Richard Hardy, who is attempting to sort out his marital problems while he travels the Eng.
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