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Daisy Ashford: Her Book

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Author: Daisy Ashford
Co-author: Angela Ashford
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,913 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 997
Added to site: 2008.06.01
mnybks.net#: 21094
Origin: gutenberg.org

With a preface by Irvin S. Cobb.

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ly the appointed spot to create the most telling effect, under the most appropriate possible circumstances. Could a proper respect and a proper instinct for local color rise to greater heights? I deny it. So too will you deny it when you arrive at page 258 and read the words emphasized by being displayed in capitals that are on that page at the end of the menu.

Personally I do not think that as a whole this book is equal to "The Young Visiters." Only once in a decade or so is it vouchsafed the writing craft that one among us shall create a masterpiece, destined in time to become a classic and a thing immortal. Only once in an eon or so is it vouchsafed a writer to write a masterpiece at the age of nine years. Very few among us ever produce a second perfect work on top of a first one. But this I will say--every line in this book is worthy to have been written by the same hand that wrote "The Young Visiters" and that, I think, is praise enough for any writer.

New York, April, 1920.

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