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Jerome, Jerome K.: The Observations of Henry (Illustrated). v1. 18 June 2012
By the author of “Three Men in a Boat,” “Three Men on the Bummel,” “Diary of a Pilgrimage,” “Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow,” “Stage-Land,” etc. First published 1901.
The book begins: “This is the story, among others, of Henry the waiter — or, as he now prefers to call himself, Henri — told to me in the long dining-room of the Riffel Alp Hotel, where I once stayed for a melancholy week ‘between seasons’.”
Henry spins five enjoyable yarns about friends and acquaintances, laced with humor and wit, home-spun wisdom, and more than a little satire. Among others, you will meet a young lower-class girl tranformed by the magic of publicity into a “marchionesse”; a gentleman traveling with his infant son in a hamper basket who suddenly finds a bulldog pup in the basket instead; and a burglar who meets his match in a housemaid.
Six full-page color illustrations. Embedded fonts for drop-caps, chapter heads and tail decorations. Plain-cap version uses large caps instead of drop-caps.
I hope you find it as amusing as I did.
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