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The Return of Peter Grimm

Novelised From the Play

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Author: David Belasco
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,731 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 361
Added to site: 2008.01.19 19779

This is a novelization of the popular play in which David Warfield, as Old Peter Grimm, scored such a remarkable success.The story is spectacular and extremely pathetic but withal powerful, both as a book and as a play.

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Sometimes it makes me feel bitter when I think what I might have done with vegetables if I hadn't squandered so much God-given time studying Greek."


"Oh, yes. It made a hit with father to have me study a lot of things that would only help a college professor. He's worked in the dirt, in overalls, all his life. And like most people who never had one, he sets a crazy value on so-called 'education.' But all this can't interest you," he finished ruefully.

"It does interest me. You know it does. But there's something I'd like to say to you if you won't be angry."

"At you? Why----"

"It's this: I want you so much to get on. Why won't you try harder to--to please Uncle Peter?"

"I do try. I'm square with him. That's the trouble. That's why I don't make more of a hit. He asks me my 'honest opinion' about something or other. I give it. Then he blows up."

"But if you'd try to be more tactful----"

"You said that once before to me, Miss Ka



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