Iphigenia; A Modern Woman of Progress

Iphigenia; A Modern Woman of Progress

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...said Helen. "I shall never be satisfied until I have a salon towards which the lights centre." "Such have always been electrical workers, '.' said the Doctor. "The currents have never been quite lost. I suppose the greatest difficulties, in the organization of these circles, are that Mr. A., just the one desirable, happens to be wedded to one who would be most undesirable, and Mrs. B., who would in fact be indispensable, would feel obliged to bring Mr. B., who would, in all probability, defeat the object of the meeting." "Pity 'tis true," said Helen. "Those circles must be small. If you enlarge them you are sure to spoil conditions. They must be so foreign to the tastes of Mrs. A. and Mr. B. that they would remain away, and that is not pleasant." "Let the queen attract her own court, make her own Camelot," said Mr. Herzman. "This is inexpressibly delightful to me. Thirteen could not make it more so." "Do you refer to the court or the geese?" asked Helen. "I hope not both at once." "Geese have long been sacred," said Mr. Valentine. "I suppose," said Helen, "that salons as they existed in the political tumblings up of Europe will never return. Ours must shape themselves to fit our times and wants." "Helen," said Mr. Valentine, "there comes your evil genius." They looked up to see Mr. Crane's Rozinante in front, and himself approaching the house. "I suppose," said Helen, "he still divides his time between funerals and vendues; which means that when he is not a Saint Peter he is a Peter Funk. Wonder if the robins are afraid of him as ever? His face still indicates that his cerebral surface is as smooth...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554779
  • 9781236554772