|07-22-2012, 03:04 PM||#1|
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Oppenheim, E. Phillips: The Curious Quest. V1. 22 Jul 2012
Bliss seated himself disconsolately in an easy-chair and resigned himself to wait with an ill grace which he took no particular pains to conceal. He was a very spoilt young man, and he was inclined to resent this treatment from a physician whom he was proposing to honour by his patronage. Each time the butler entered the room he half rose, expecting to hear his name called—and each time he was disappointed. It was not until his turn arrived that he was shown into the presence of the physician.
'Bene legere saecla vincere'.
'To read well is to master the ages' [Prof. Issac Flagg]
|08-01-2012, 08:59 PM||#2|
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This book was made into a movie starring a young Cary Grant. (And that was actually the 2nd version of the movie. There are actually over 40 movies based on this guy's books)
Basically the main character of the novel (a spoiled rich guy) makes a bet with a doctor that he can spend a year living without his money or connections.
Very interesting look at working class London of 1919
Last edited by JeremyR; 08-01-2012 at 09:08 PM.
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