Joseph Vance; An Ill-Written Autobiography Volume 1

Joseph Vance; An Ill-Written Autobiography 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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...classics as soon as he's done with them..... "Your ever affectionate I had read through many letters of Lossie's written during my early schooldays, 'among the contents of the bundle in my possession, before I came to the foregoing--but none containing anything that called for record about myself. Briefly, I may note that in these letters stories about my namesake Joey become scarcer and almost vanish--in which one may distinguish that his amusing babyhood is giving place to a rather wilful and selfish boyhood; that Vi was never very long without a love-affair on, but that they never took substantial form and purpose until the appearance of the young German; that Aunt Izzy's benevolent efforts for her fellow-creatures continued without the slightest consideration for the comfort of her victims, and that Lossie herself is distinctly growing up from fifteen to nineteen. But there chances to be very little allusion to me or mine; and this is made reasonable to me by my want of recollection of Sarita Spencer during this particular period. She could only have had a corresponding impression of me, so it was natural I should not occur in Lossie's correspondence with her until some new chord was sounded in what a striking writer (whose name I have forgotten) calls "the orchestra Yoreph Vance. I. 13 tion of our joint lives." A sad modulation, into a minor key, was pending in those of myself and my Father. For before two years were completed of the seven, fourteen, or twenty-one years' lease of his new house, he was a widower. My Mother's cough, that was the last sound I heard when I returned to School after my first Easter Holidays, had gone on for more than a twelvemonth on a tenancy at...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990323
  • 9781236990327