Sir Charles Wyndham

Sir Charles Wyndham

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...don't dish it up too often or too strong." There is a good deal of this sauce with a somewhat profuse garnishing of lies in this play of Mr. Jones's. In The Case of Rebellious Susan, in Mrs. Dane's Defence, and in The Liars we hear a great deal of what the schoolboy defined as "a very present help in time of trouble." According to Mr. Jones, they are in reality of very little assistance, for they always cause the characters in his plays to sink deeper and deeper in the mire, and it usually takes a strong hand to extricate them. As Sir Christopher Deering, Wyndham plays the part f of the strong handor ratherthe powerfully persuasive, common-sensical tongue, and once again he comes to the rescue of frail, pretty, mendacious womankind in distress. Of course, had Mr. Jones not selected a weak woman for his heroine there would have been no opportunity for the strong man to come forth to the rescue, so perhaps it is only a question of supply and demand. Take one weak woman, one strong man, a backbiting, sharp-tongued woman friend, and various people who say amusing things but are not particularly anything, and we have a Henry Arthur Jones comedy. When we see Sir Charles accepting the role of saviour, we could almost believe in these extraordinary indiscretions of which Mr. Jones writes. Who can smooth down a determined angry husband as can Wyndham, who can calm an excited tearful woman, or put the busybody off the scent as can he? Tolerant, polished, full of common sense and worldly wisdom, he seems as Sir Christopher Deering to be the friend of all. When the passionate lover raves to him that Lady Jessie is united to a man who is utterly unworthy of her, he smiles tolerantly and says: All women are married to men who are utterly...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500598
  • 9781236500595