The Extermination of Love; A Fragmentary Study in Erotics Volume 1

The Extermination of Love; A Fragmentary Study in Erotics Volume 1

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...plied hammer came through the open doorway, and, stepping past the impassible hedgehog, which never troubled itself to make way for him, Eric Peterstorff entered the house. Here he found himself inside a large oblong room scantily furnished with some faded damask sofas and chairs, which had been partially pushed aside to make way for about a dozen various-sized wooden packingcases. In one corner of the room stood a long narrowtailed spinnet of antiquated construction, and in the corresponding angle a plaster-of-Paris statue of Terpsichore was airily poised on a discoloured marble console beside a rosewood violin-case. Some worthless lithograph portraits of Maria Taglioni, Fanny Elsler, Amalia Galster, and other ballet stars of half a century ago, still hung on the walls in tarnished gold frames: apparently these had not been considered worthy of removal, like the few larger pictures and paintings that were piled together in one of the window embrasures. A workman in shirt-sleeves was kneeling on the fioor driving in the last nails to the lid of a packing-case, and on the back of one of the faded armchairs was perched a sagacious-looking jackdaw, watching the man's proceedings with an air of grave disapproval. As the carpenter ceased hammering for a moment in order to answer Eric's question as to where the master of the house was to be found, a loud blustering voice was heard proceeding from the adjoining room"Who the d--1 are you stopping to talk to next? Did I not tell you that these boxes must be done to-day? ' I have ordered the cart to be here to fetch them by six o'clock to-morrow morning, and if you--------Ah, Dr.--ahem--Petersen--or Peterstorff--is that you?" broke off Herr Konradi, as Eric' more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.79mm | 117.93g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969510
  • 9781236969514