The Life of the Party

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Author: Irvin S. Cobb
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,369 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,036
Added to site: 2008.11.10
mnybks.net#: 22597
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Short Story

A mad extravaganza, a motion-picture produced on the printed page. "Convulsing humor." --New York Call.

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Skiff, with her instinct for the verities, who had insisted upon bows for the garters and straps for the slippers, these being what she had called finishing touches. Likewise it was due to that young lady's painstaking desire for appropriateness and completeness of detail that Mr. Leary at this moment wore upon his head a very wide-brimmed, very floppy straw hat with two quaint pink-ribbon streamers floating jauntily down between his shoulders at the back.

For reasons which in view of this sartorial description should be obvious, Mr. Leary hugged closely up to the abutting house fronts when he left behind him the marooned taxi with its comatose driver asleep upon it, like one lone castaway upon a small island in a sea of emptiness, and set his face eastward. Such was the warmth of his annoyance he barely felt the chill striking upon his exposed nether limbs or took note of the big snowflakes melting damply upon his thinly protected ankles. Then, too, almost immediately something befell which upset him

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2015.04.10
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

Short tale about what happens to the life of the party on his way home. One could see it as a film, with Peter Sellars in the title role, but the humor falls a little flat on the page.


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