The Masterpieces of Modern Drama; Abridged in Narrative Form with Extracts from the Chief Scenes Volume 1-2

The Masterpieces of Modern Drama; Abridged in Narrative Form with Extracts from the Chief Scenes Volume 1-2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...man possess it who picked my pocket last Friday week.. nor does the taxgatherer... nor do I. Your father's free dom from prejudice was tempered by a taste for Power and Display. Yours is by Charity. But that's all the difference I'll admit between you. Robbery!.. it's a beautiful word. Ed. a little pained by as much of this as he takes to be serious. I think he might have told me the truth. Bea. Perhaps he didn't know it! Would you have believed him? Ed. Perhaps not. But I loved him. Finally, when Alice and Edward are left alone, he breaks the news to her that Mr. Booth has betrayed him to the vicar. Mrs. Colpus, who knows how not to keep a secret, overheard all, he says; and the smash has come. Edward has done his best and his conscience is clear, though it may go hard with him if it is found out that he has pulled half a dozen people out of the fire. Alice scolds him a little for having allowed himself to be unhappy. He shouldn't neglect his happiness, she says, any more than he should neglect to wash his face. She whispers the awful words that, truthfully, he was once a bit of a prig. He has got over that, but he doesn't yet see that this cursed work that he has before him was meant to do much for him. She is glad to hear that he has lost his temper once or twice, been brutal, it is his own wicked nature coming out. She wants him to be his real self. Ed. I can't let myself be glad and live. There's the future to think of. And I'm so afraid of that. I must pre tend I don't care.. even to myself.. even to you. Alice her mocking at an end. What is it you fear most about the future.. not just obviously unpleasant things? Ed. They'll put me in-prison. Alice. Perhaps....show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766873
  • 9781236766878