Hugo

Hugo
A Fantasia on Modern Themes

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Hugo by Arnold Bennett

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1906

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204

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Hugo
A Fantasia on Modern Themes

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erial for every known game; also sweets, cigarettes, penknives, walking-sticks, moustache-forcers, neckties, and trouser-stretchers. He shaved you, and kept the latest in scents and kit-bags. He was unsurpassed for fishing-rods, motor-cars, Swinburne's poems, button-holes, elaborate bouquets, fans, and photographs. His restaurant was full of discreet corners with tables for two under rose-shaded lights. He booked seats for theatres, trains, steamers, grand-stands, and the Empire. He dealt in all stocks and shares. He was a banker. He acted as agent for all insurance companies. He would insert advertisements in the agony column, or any other column, of any newspaper. If you wanted a flat, a house, a shooting-box, a castle, a yacht, or a salmon river, Hugo could sell, or Hugo could let, the very thing. He provided strong-rooms for your savings, and summer quarters for your wife's furs; conjurers to amuse your guests after dinner, and all the requisites for your daughter's wedding, from the cake and the silk pet

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Hugo, a man; Hugo\'s is his Department Store and commercial empire.
Hugo\'s, is a gigantic store, and boast that it can offer any product or service.
Hugo gets more enjoyment managing than making money.
Hugo\'s is the envy of one powerful man.
Hugo is in love with a girl who works in his store.
Several secrets and mysteries revolve around Hugo and his store. All leading to devious, sometimes humorous and perhaps deadly results.


This story is more on the order of Bennett\'s \'Grand Babylon Hotel\', than the Five Towns stories.
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