Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Paul Kelver

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 135,991 / 764 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,203
mnybks.net#: 3977
Excerpt

envied them. Again, that at the first sign of a cold it became my unavoidable privilege to lunch off linseed gruel and sup off brimstone and treacle--a compound named with deliberate intent to deceive the innocent, the treacle, so far as taste is concerned, being wickedly subordinated to the brimstone--was another example of Fortune's favouritism: other little boys were so astoundingly unlucky as to be left alone when they felt ill. If further proof were needed to convince that I had been signalled out by Providence as its especial protege, there remained always the circumstance that I possessed Mrs. Fursey for my nurse. The suggestion that I was not altogether the luckiest of children was a new departure.

The good dame evidently perceived her error, and made haste to correct it.

"Oh, you! You are lucky enough," she replied; "I was thinking of your poor mother."

"Isn't mamma lucky?"

"Well, she hasn't been too lucky since you came."

"Wasn't it lucky, her having me?"

"I

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.01.17
ilikerobots
****.

This novel is presumed to be autobiographical and is not the light-hearted whimsy of Three Men in a Boat, although there is humor to be found. Jerome is at his best when writing humor. In this book, Jerome reveals (via Kelver) his sometimes reluctant reconciliation with his role as a humorist.

I imagine only fans of Jerome will be likely to give this book a read. It is more powerful and touching for being so clearly heartfelt, but may not be of much interest to those not interested in Jerome.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Salvador Mercer
When Salvador Mercer isn't trying to keep the peace between his three boys, who he calls the Elf, Hobbit and Orc, he writes fascinating fantasy novels. In today's interview, Mercer tells us more about the chromatic dragons in his dragon series, talks about his latest book, The White Dragon, and gives us a sneak peek into what to expect from him next.
Read full interview...