Breaking Into Society
1907. After graduating from the newly built Purdue University, Ade wrote for some newspapers in Lafayette before moving to Chicago where he found work at The Morning News, which later became the Chicago Record. He began publishing his own work in 1896, and kept writing for the rest of his life. He was well known as a humorist and for his tongue-in-cheek style of writing. Contents: The Sorrows of the Unemployed and the Danger of Changing from Bill to Harold; Sorrowful Bill and the Sour Grapes and Sympathetic Sep; What the College Incubator Did for One Modest Lambkin; The Subordinate Who Saw a Great Light; Rugged Hiram and Hiram's Giddy Wife; The Lecture Tickets That Were Bought but Never Used; The Escape of Arthur and the Salvation of Herbert; The Up-to-Date Atlas Who Carried the World on His Shoulders; Hazel's Two Husbands and What Became of Them; The Galley Slave Who Was Just About To but Never Did; The Willing Collegian Who Was Hunting for a Foothold; The Town Lover or How the Lady-Killer Blew Up in the Stretch; The Attempt to Spruce Up the Family and Give It a Standing; The Unhappy Financier and the Discontented Rube; The Thoughtful Wife Who Tried to Give Henry a Restful Vacation; The Coming-Out Girl and a Few of Her Keen Guesses; The Soft Thing, and Some of the Things That Were Done to Him; The Cub Lover, the Superior Dad, and the Lady Who Told the Truth; The Honest Effort to Go the Distance and Then the Melancholy Fluke; The Unsympathetic Parent Who Turned Down Three Different Varieties; The Ninety-Pound Knight-Errant and His Lady Fair; and The Fearsome Feud Between the First Families. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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