Under the Skylights

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,204 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 415
mnybks.net#: 2720
Origin: gutenberg.org

A collection of three stories bearing upon the conditions of artistic and literary life in Chicago. It is a book à clef, no doubt, yet the portraiture is rather typical than specific, and the traits of each character are combined by a sort of eclectic process.

The Downfall of Abner Joyce.--Little O'Grady vs. the Grindstone.--Dr. Gowdy and the Squash.

Show Excerpt

loftily denominated the Temple of Art, a vast structure full of theatres and recital-halls and studios and assembly-rooms and dramatic schools; but this was the first time she had favoured the humbler building, at least on the formal, official Saturday afternoon. Long had they looked for her coming, and now at last the most desirable of all the desirable people was here.

"Ah-h-h!" breathed Little O'Grady, who made reliefs in plastina.

It was for Mrs. Palmer Pence that the samovar steamed to-day in the dimly lighted studio of Stephen Giles, for her that the candles fluttered within their pink shades, for her that the white peppermints lay in orderly little rows upon the silver tray, for her that young Medora Giles, lately back to her brother from Paris, wore her freshest gown and drew tea with her prettiest smile. Mrs. Pence was building a new house and there was more than an even chance that Stephen Giles might decorate it. He held a middle ground between the "artist-architects" on the one hand

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller - 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 Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller - 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 Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller - 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 Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

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

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Best Ghost Stories
by Various Authors
The Four Million
by O. Henry
All the Way to Fairyland
by Evelyn Sharp
The Almost Perfect Murder
by Hulbert Footner
The $30,000 Bequest
by Mark Twain
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

See more popular titles from this genre.