The Loves of Edwy

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Wildside Press LLC, Dec 1, 2010 - Fiction - 466 pages
Rose Cecil O'Neill (1874-1944) was the first female illustrator of Puck magazine and the creator of the enormously successful Kewpies comics. Her first self-illustrated novel, The Loves of Edwy (1904), was described by the New York Times as "tragedy done in a procession of jests. One should read it in that mellow estate of sentiment, which lies between tears and laughter and induces, moreover, a sort of inversion of things by which you laugh at the weeping place."
 

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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I The Boy at the Palings
9
Concerning a Singular Gentleman
15
Introduces Some Infantile Society
23
The Little Brothers
24
Sprinkling Her Little Brothers
33
Aspasia Jane and Her Father
34
Adonis Receives an Illumination
46
He Gently Reasoned with the Fellow
50
Containing Two Wooings and as Many Re jections
188
DearSweet Listen Listen Sweet
197
In which One of the Heroes is Requested not to Write His Name
200
The Return of the Prodigal Mother
207
My Love in the Grove
215
A Birthday Party that Left a Scar
222
Learn that an Eye will be Kept on Me
239
The Loves of Edwy
243

The Road to the East
62
To Palestine and the Grail
64
Poor Children
79
A Little Burning at the Stake
81
How Aunt Cornelia Became a Modified Philanthropist
88
Hanging on her Confessors Fence
92
It Seemed She Had a Sense of Displeasure
98
The Going Out of the Playmates
102
That Young Person Fell Over Backward behind
103
The Discomfort of Being an Unappreciated Son
112
A Letter from My Father
113
The Abysmal Difference between Man and Man
123
In a Little Pink Dress
125
It was Jane
130
At the Stage Door
131
A Quixotic Venture
142
I Have Something to Suggest Said I
148
A Tryst at the Old Stone
154
Lady Jane the Juke and Juggs
159
Woo One of the Sister Arts
170
Contents
171
Conveying Helpful Literature
177
The Coming of Edwy
179
He Kept Jane for the Last
185
A Love Passage Between the Loves of Edwy
249
In which a Gentleman Humorously Fash ions a Signature not His Own
258
CHAPTER PAGE XXVI Turned Out Neck and Crop
265
GoodBye JaneI
273
Contains a Kiss
282
An Astonishing Catastrophe
289
A Rather Melancholy One
296
Pay an Unexpected Visit
305
The Discovery of a Loss
310
A Dinner and a Retrospect
320
Contains a Minor Love Affair
331
A Message Withheld
339
About a Young Love and an Old
345
The Golden Butterfly is Lost
358
A Pursuit by Cab
365
The Bride
375
The Desertion
383
A Singularly Unfortunate Mistake
393
Our Day of Love
401
The Dead Walk
405
The Besiegement of Jane
412
In which a Young Man is Rolled Down a Flight of Stairs
420
In which an Old Priests Prophecy is Fulfilled
425
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