Hermione and her Little Group of Serious Thinkers

Author: Don Marquis
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,045 / 94 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,099
mnybks.net#: 4726
Origin: gutenberg.org
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A collection of deliciously satirical sketches showing the modern woman's pretense in discussing things of which she knows nothing.

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furniture and chairs and snuff boxes and swords and fire irons and things.

I bought the loveliest old spinet -- truly, a fine!

I can sit down to it and image I am my own grandmother's grandmother, you know.

And it's wonderful to sit among those old heir- looms and feel the sense of my ancestors' personalities throbbing and pulsing all about me!

I feel, when I sit at the spinet, that my personality is truly represented by my surroundings at last.

I feel that I have at last achieved sincerity in the midst of my traditions.

And there's a picture of the loveliest old lady . . . old fashioned costume, you know, and all that . . . and the hair dressed in a very peculiar way. . . .

Mamma says its a MADE-UP picture -- not really an antique at all -- but I can just feel the personality vibrating from it.

I got it at a bargain, too.

I call her -- the picture, you know -- after an ancestress of mine who came to this country in the old Colonial days.

With William the Conqueror, you know -

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.08.29
gibel
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This book is wonderful, just simply WONDERFUL! Hermione has such verve, don't you just simply adore verve? This book has truly inspired me to a serious thinker. Trivial thinking has quite gone out anyways, you know. Really. Nearly every night before I go to bed I ask myself, "have I thought seriously today, or have I failed?"


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