The Flare of the Footlights (Classic Reprint)

The Flare of the Footlights (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Flare of the Footlights From the corner where he was sitting he could command an uninterrupted view of the entire room. Its appoint ments appealed to his artistic Most of the big London restaurants which he had visited during the last few days resembled so many glorified gin-palaces, where, amid a profusion of red velvet and glittering mirrors, inferior cooking was served up to the strains of a noisy band of gaudily dressed aliens. Here, however, it was quite different. From the softly shaded lights, casting a mellow glow over the tables crowded with well-groomed men and pretty women, fl the delicate rose-pink of the carpet, everything was designed to please the senses. The hum of laughter and talk blended harmoniously with the strains of a properly modulated orchestra, and there was even a rhythm in the rustle of silk-lined skirts as their wearers moved to and fro. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243317409
  • 9780243317400