The Fortnightly Volume 112; V. 118

The Fortnightly Volume 112; V. 118

By (author) 

List price: US$17.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...not circulate he will not sell "; an answer that revealed to me the bastions of the fortresses I had undertaken in rash haste to storm. But something had to be done, and on leaving Mr. Tinsley's office I looked round for a hansom and drove to the library in Oxford Street absorbed in the fear that Mr. Mudie might refuse to see me. "I have called to see Mr. Mudie." The attendant at the counter said he would take up my name, and I paced the waiting-room till an almost lifeless, thick-set, middle-aged man entered. I knew that I should make no impression on him, but we were face to face, and I began to speak all I could remember of Kola's Roman Experimental, to which he gave a stupid, almost listless ear. "I will wreck this big house of yours, Mr. Mudie!" I cried; and seeing me look round the room, and judging me) to be measuring the strength of the architecture, a faint smile lighted up his face for a moment, and I began to ask myself if other authors had threatened him before. "My next novel will be issued at a popular price," I cried; " I will appeal to the public." To which he answered that popular prices would suit his business better than the conventional three-volume novel, price thirty-one-and-six; and I left his emporium to start a few days afterwards for Ireland to write A Mummer's Wife in dear Edward's Galway castle. The story that possessed me this time was a better one than A Modern Lover, for I was thinking of a soft, sentimental woman of the lower middle class, to whose bouse the manager of a travelling opera comes in search of lodgings, and whom the mummer carries out of a world of work into one of pleasure and excitement; a story of decline and fall, with this inference for...
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673839X
  • 9781236738394