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Emma McChesney & Co

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Author: Edna Ferber
Published: 1915
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,026 2561

Seven stories which tell the further venturings of Emma McChesney into untried South America, into matrimony, and to visit her son and granddaughter. Interesting and entertaining as Roast Beef Medium and Personality Plus.

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"Hurray for the hunch! It holds. Fat Ed Meyers is going down to South America for the Sans-Silk Company. It's what I've been planning to do for the last six months. You remember I spoke of it. You pooh-poohed the idea. It means hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Sans-Silk people if they get it. But they won't get it."

T. A. Buck stood up suddenly.

"Look here, Emma! If you're----"

"I certainly am. Nothing can stop me. The skirt business has been--well, you know what it's been for the last two years. The South American boats sail twice a month. Fat Ed Meyers' clothes are promised for next week. That means he isn't sailing until week after next. But the next boat sails in three days." She picked up a piece of paper from her desk and tossed it into Buck's hand. "That's the letter I was reading when you came in. No; don't read it. Let me tell you instead."

Buck threw cane, hat, gloves, and letter on the broad desk, thrust his hands into his pockets, and prepared for arg

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****

Even more about Emma. A great read thats a lot of fun.


The Sex and the City of the Edwardian Era! Some of the dialogue is dated-sounded, of course, but that's part of the series charm -- trendy and edgy for its time, Emma the Charming, Single Career Woman is the Carrie of her time, only much too business savvy to go into debt over a pair of shoes.

Love it!



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