The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 212 pages
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I think you are a jackass-fool, Miss Stapylton said, crisply, "and a fortune-hunter, and a sot, and a travesty, and a whole heap of other things I haven't, as yet had time to look up in the dictionary. And I think--I think you call yourself an English gentleman? Well, all I have to say is God pity England if her gentlemen are of your stamp! There isn't a costermonger in all Whitechapel who would dare talk to me as you've done! I would like to snatch you bald-headed, I would like to kill you--And do you think, now, if you were the very last man left in all the world that I would--No, don't you try to answer me, for I don't wish to hear a single word you have to say. Oh, oh! how dare you!"

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The first edition contains a synopsis of the great Hans Christian Anderson story of the shepherdess and the chimney sweep. It's best to find the story, then read the novel. Read full review

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The greatest of Cabell's early "realistic" comedies, set in Lichfield (in the state of Virginia, in all but name). This British edition contains the page-long preface (summarizing a Han-Christian ... Read full review

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