A House to Let

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Author: Wilkie Collins
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,006 / 102 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,568
Added to site: 2005.05.11
mnybks.net#: 10329
Origin: gutenberg.org

Contents: Over the Way -- The Manchester Marriage -- Going into Society -- Three Evenings in the House -- Trottle's Report -- Let at Last

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legs and a little smile, and a little voice, and little round-about ways. As long as I can remember him he was always going little errands for people, and carrying little gossip. At this present time when he called me "Sophonisba!" he had a little old-fashioned lodging in that new neighbourhood of mine. I had not seen him for two or three years, but I had heard that he still went out with a little perspective-glass and stood on door-steps in Saint James's Street, to see the nobility go to Court; and went in his little cloak and goloshes outside Willis's rooms to see them go to Almack's; and caught the frightfullest colds, and got himself trodden upon by coachmen and linkmen, until he went home to his landlady a mass of bruises, and had to be nursed for a month.

Jarber took off his little fur-collared cloak, and sat down opposite me, with his little cane and hat in his hand.

"Let us have no more Sophonisbaing, if you please, Jarber," I said. "Call me Sarah. How do you do? I hope you are pr

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.05.15
Leah A. Zeldes
****.

What an interesting collaboration! Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Ann Procter ... apparently each of them wrote a chapter. There's no indication of who wrote which episode, although elsewhere I learned that Dickens and Collins wrote the first and last chapters together, and Gaskell "The Manchester Marriage," Dickens "Going into Society," Procter "Three Evenings in the House" and Collins "Trottle's Report." This tale first appeared in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine.

An elderly woman comes to London and becomes obsessed with a seemingly long-empty house from which she believe she sees an eye looking out at her. To calm her agitation, she asks her friend and her butler to find out the history of the house, and the two men present her with a series of tales about the previous inhabitants.

Lots of fun!


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