Authors of Our Day in Their Homes; Personal Descriptions & Interviews

Authors of Our Day in Their Homes; Personal Descriptions & Interviews

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...appeared one morning and to one man. It was only by good fortune that he was " at home," and that he had no more engrossing work on hand than the correction of a batch of proofs. The tools of the trade of the litterateur were therefore scarcely appar ent. The room he was seated in was half library, half drawing-room. Unlike the average apartment that upper New York makes a home of, here all was spacious and on a large scale. The visitor's eyes must have hinted at something of this sort as they strayed here and there, for Mr. Champlin had at once a word to say about it as he pointed to a" lazy man's chair." " This was one of the first apartment houses built up here," he said, " and is on a somewhat larger scale than those now constructed. When we came here about ten years ago it stood nearly alone, and we had from our west windows an unobstructed view of the Hudson. Even now we have a fair view, as you see, though the buildings that have gone up between us and the river have shut out much of it. From that window where you are, looking south down Amsterdam Avenue, you can see on a clear day the Statue of Liberty and the hills of Staten Island, while the west windows command the Jersey hills. We have windows toward every point of the compass--south, west, east, even one window looking north, so that we get all the breezes that blow." The day was warm, and in the streets below asphalt was stewing and paving blocks baking. But up there was a breeze, and the suite of rooms with their dark furniture, and the absence of everything garish, were pleasantly cool. " You are glancing at my bookcases. There is no room for a real library here, you see, so I have had to scatter my books all over the apartment, here and in the room beyond, in the dining-room, and...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677579
  • 9781236677570