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A Flier In Longevity

  [english | 1913]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... a buxom village to an infant metropolis. On the strength of intemperate boosts for her temperate climate, she could now boast her seventy-five thousand ...... back yard where Mrs. Mary Casey's red hen scratched the roots of a real-estate sign. So Paradise must have looked when municipal improvement set in. The ...... mahogany of the Grand Hotel bar Brian observed State Senator ...]
Genres: [short story | humor | romanceDownloads: 182

Minnie Vs Dannie

  [english | 1906]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... MAGAZINE, JULY 1906. Four o'clock spoke glumly through the musty corridors of City Hall. The day's serious business of dodging issues and begging ...... door of Court No. 10 swung open. A fat man with a black beard was stolidly leading a little girl by the hand. She was crying softly. A large woman ...... gentlemanly witness, a short man of huge shoulders, grinned with careful ...]
Genres: [short storyDownloads: 477

Pelican Smith The Smuggler King

  [english | 1906]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... foolin' with horses, sometimes with women, but I never took it poetical like Smuggler King Garcia, him bein' born to lisp in numbers, though he couldn't ...... The jug was supplying the stuff that dreams is composed of and Garcia was a Poet. So he stopped me and poured Mexican sunshine into me with a tin cup. Of ...... he loved an Injun girl who went and married a padrone. Then, ...]
Genres: [short story | pulpDownloads: 213

The Little Booster Two Skyscrapers And Mrs Casey

  [english | 1913]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... pride of booming San Bruno and that Mrs. Casey's lot was wanted as the site for a still more imposing structure was a secret so open that it was ...... did not walk, he ran for Mrs. Casey was taller and broader than most men, and at short range her dish-pan was a deadly weapon. C. W. Ketchum, from ...... a sacred rite, stood shoveling street litter on the pyre. Another workman, ...]
Genres: [short story | humorDownloads: 259

The Lot Lottie Lottery

  [english | 1913]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... by rolling uphill. So it was with Brian Boru Blaney, who, after his audacious sorties in the real estate market had been noised abroad, found himself ...... streets. The upstart editor of the Bay Center Herald, boasting his city's growth, had darkly hinted that San Bruno's population had been exaggerated ...... ideas storming the frowning heights of Possibility and falling back ...]
Genres: [short storyDownloads: 445

The Love Sonnets Of A Car Conductor

  [english | 1908]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... crustaceans or the lower invertebrates. Slang is not common to vertebrate fishes or to whales, seals, reptiles or anthropoid apes - in a word, slang-speaking ...... Sznuysko that the Car Conductor usually performed these literary feats in public, writing between fares on the rear platform of a Sixth Avenue car. Smith's ...... and Nefas of Genius. Plato's Idea of the Archetypal Man ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 162

The Love Sonnets Of A Hoodlum

  [english | 1901]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... inspired thought so perfectly that not another drop can be added without overflow. Cast in the early Italian Renaissance by Dante, Petrarch and Camoens, ...... English Literature, for a new influence has freshened the blood of conventional style that in the decadence of the End of the Century had grown dilute. ...... of the doctrinaire, prose, too, was untrammeled. Indeed, a ...]
Genres: [poetry | humorDownloads: 382

The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam Jr

  [english | ]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... Fitzgerald's classic translation of the Rubaiyat in 1851 - or rather since its general popularity several years later - poets minor and major have ...... that not until the first Omaric madness had passed away were the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Jr., lifted into the light after an infinity of sudor ...... Omar, who was then a youth, was obliged to flee from the wrath of the Good ...]
Genres: [poetry | humorDownloads: 186