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He wondered how many times he himself had asked foreign visitors to the
Revelation plant — Britishers, Swedes, Germans, Frenchmen — whether this
was their first visit to America, and How long did they plan to stay? "I'll never say
that again!" he vowed. The dinner rather went on. Soup and a murmur about
broadcasting and Bernard Shaw; salmon and a delicate murmur about Mussolini
and influenza; roast mutton and an exchange of not very interested confidences
about cat ...
noblesse. Americans long domiciled, but unconnected with the noblesse.
Americans who have spent a year in Paris — those who have spent three months
— two weeks — three days — half a day — just arrived. The American who has
spent three days is as derisive toward the half-a-day tripper as the American
resident with smart French relatives is toward the poor devil who has lived in
Paris for years but who is there merely fear business. And without exception they
talk of the Rate ...
"When people talk about the American wife and the American husband," Fran
went on, "they always make the mistake of trying to find out which sex is 'to blame
.' One person will tell you with great impressiveness that the American husband is
to blame, because he's so absorbed in his business and his men friends that he
never pays any real attention to his wife. Then the next will explain that it's the
wife's fault — 'The trouble is that when the American husband comes home all
tired out ...
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Dodsworth is generally viewed as focussing on differences between American and European culture, intellect, manners, and morals. But it depicts the long, slow collapse of a seemingly solid marriage ... Read full review
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