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Certain Personal Matters

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Author: H.G. Wells
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,061 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,937
Added to site: 2006.01.13
mnybks.net#: 12530
Genre: Essays
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. But sometimes Euphemia gets hold of some still untorn, and says in her dictatorial way that they have to be answered--insists--says I must. Yet she knows that nothing fills me with a livelier horror than having to answer letters. It paralyses me. I waste whole days sometimes mourning over the time that I shall have to throw away presently, answering some needless impertinence--requests for me to return books lent to me; reminders from the London Library that my subscription is overdue; proposals for me to renew my ticket at the stores--Euphemia's business really; invitations for me to go and be abashed before impertinent distinguished people: all kinds of bothering things.

And speaking of letters and invitations brings me round to friends. I dislike most people; in London they get in one's way in the street and fill up railway carriages, and in the country they stare at you--but I hate my friends. Yet Euphemia says I must "keep up" my friends. They would be all very we

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.01.24
Branko Collin
*****

The Logiston blog and I have been publishing snippets from this collection of essays. See here (on golfers) and here (on dedications).


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