The Sunny Side

The Sunny Side

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My publisher wants me to apologize for-"introduce" was the kindly word he used-this collection of articles and verses from Punch. I do so with pleasure. Among the many interests of a long and varied career- No, I don't think I shall begin like that. It was early in 1871- Nor like that. Really it is very difficult, you know. I wrote these things for a number of years, and-well, here they are. But just to say "Here they are" is to be too informal for my publisher. He wants, not a casual introduction, but a presentation. Let me tell you a little story instead. When war broke out, I had published three of these books in England, the gleanings of nine years' regular work for Punch. There are, I understand, a few Americans who read Punch, and it was suggested to me that a suitable collection of articles from these three books might have some sort of American sale. So I made such a collection, leaving out the more topical and allusive sketches, and including those with a more general appeal. I called the result "Happy Days"-an attractive title, you will agree-and in 1915 a New York publisher was found for it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 11.18mm | 249.47g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508420955
  • 9781508420958

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