Sentimental Tommy a Story of His Boyhood
1896. Scottish dramatist and novelist known for the whimsy and sentimental fantasy of his work. Sentimental Tommy is considered one of his outstanding prose works. The book begins: The celebrated Tommy first comes into view on a dirty London stair, and he was in sexless garments, which were all he had, and he was five, and so though we are looking at him, we must do it sideways, lest he sit down hurriedly to hide them. That inscrutable face, which made the clubmen of his later days uneasy and even puzzled the ladies while he was making love to them, was already his, except when he smiled at one of his pretty thoughts or stopped at an open door to sniff a potful. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.