Library of Famous Fiction Volume 1

Library of Famous Fiction Volume 1

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...letter, stating that Mr. M. had parted with the business to Mr. Chose. Then she leaiilt that he had called together his creditors, amongst whom, oddly enough, there were few, if any, of the authors, and there was a composition, and Mr. Mudsill transferred his business ability and integrity to the task of promoting bubble companies, and when last heard of had disappeared with the wife of one man and the wealth of several others. Prue wrote to Mr. Chose about her novels, and he referred her to the accountants, who were trying to make clear accounts of the affairs of the late business. And these accountants sent her balance-sheets which were so beautifully balanced that there were no profits and no losses in any one case. Then Prue saw that she had been cheated, and she was not particularly surprised, on writing to Mr. Chose and proposmg to continue her business relations with him, to receive his answer to say that he should be happy to publish for her on commission, but that he did not feel justified in embarking in any speculation in her novels. But Prue was not to be disheartened. She saw an advertisement in one of the papers, offering a reward for a prize tide for a new cheap publication, and she sent in two stories. One of these she was paid for. It was the prize story, and she got for it about half of what she ought to have received, at something ridiculously low per column when it appeared. The other was mislaid, or never reached the advertiser. At any rate it was lost, i itil one day, many years after, Prue by chance met with it in a halfpenny weekly, figuring under an altered title. The prize story, however, got her another job of the same sort. It would have got her several if the ingenious publisher of the story had forwarded to her more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548833
  • 9781236548832