Roast Beef, Medium

Roast Beef, Medium
The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney

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Roast Beef, Medium by Edna Ferber

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1913

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Roast Beef, Medium
The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney

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Ferber's first success came when she introduced a new fictional type, the ''Career Woman'', in the character Emma McChesney. The stories in this humorous collection began to appear in 1911, and continued through 1915 in Personality Plus and Emma McChesney and Co.

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he bitter lines showing faintly about her mouth were outweighed by the sweet and gracious light which was glowing in her eyes.

"Fred-dee!" came the voice of command again. "May-belle! This minute, now!"

One by one the flying little figures under the arc-light melted away in the direction of the commanding voice and home and bed. And Emma McChesney forgot all about fresh young kids and featherloom petticoats and discounts and bills of lading and sample-cases and grouchy buyers. After all, it had been her protecting maternal instinct which had been aroused by the boy at supper, although she had not known it then. She did not know it now, for that matter. She was busy remembering just such evenings in her own life--summer evenings, filled with the high, shrill laughter of children at play. She too, had stood in the doorway, making a funnel of her hands, so that her clear call through the twilight might be heard above the cries of the boys and girls. She had known how loath the little feet had been

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Very good book. I just finished recording it for Librivox and can't wait to get to the next one, Personality Plus.
Ferber has a style of writing that is clear, informative and delightful. Her sense of humor shows through at all times.
A well-written collection of short stories about a saleswoman who stands up to the men who say that a womans job is in the house.
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