Baxter's Procrustes

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,867 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 859
Added to site: 2009.04.12
mnybks.net#: 23926
Genre: Short Story
Excerpt

emed to me a little cautiously, 'it is not exactly Spencerian, although it squints at the Spencerian view, with a slight deflection toward Hegelianism. I should consider it an harmonious fusion of the best views of all the modern philosophers, with a strong Baxterian flavor.'

'Yes,' said Thompson, 'the charm of the chapter lies in this very quality. The style is an emanation from Baxter's own intellect, -- he has written himself into the poem. By knowing Baxter we are able to appreciate the book, and after having read the book we feel that we are so much the more intimately acquainted with Baxter, -- the real Baxter.'

Baxter had come in during this colloquy, and was standing by the fireplace smoking a pipe. I was not exactly sure whether the faint smile which marked his face was a token of pleasure or cynicism; it was Baxterian, however, and I had already learned that Baxter's opinions upon any subject were not to be gathered always from his facial expression. For instance, when the club porter'

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2015.03.10
Lisa Carr
****.

A somewhat pretentious club of book-lovers decides to publish their own volumes to show the world what a beautiful book could be. One of their members has has written an epic poem, and they eventually convince him to allow them to publish it. The result is everything they hoped for.
A mildly funny satire on pompous art aficionados everywhere, the ending isn't too hard to guess.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W. Chesnutt - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W. Chesnutt - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W. Chesnutt - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W. Chesnutt - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W. Chesnutt - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W. Chesnutt - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne
The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
The Willows
by Algernon Blackwood
Adolescents Only
by Irving E. Cox
The Body-Snatcher
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain

See more popular titles from this genre.