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A Little Dinner At Timmins

Auhtor: William Makepeace Thackeray

Language: english

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fiction and literature
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Review by Joanna Daneman, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Little Dinner At Timmins':

Entertaining story about the problems besetting the eponymous couple when they decide to give a little dinner. Thackeray provides a feast of unlikely names even for characters mentioned only in passing: ...(the late Prince of Schlippenschloppen).. and there is a wonderful interlude in which the husband Fitzroy develops an infatuation for one of the angels at Fubsbys and visits every day to flirt a little until discovered by the formidable Mrs Gashleigh his mother-in-law who henceforth has him in her grasp. Nothing new here but theres compassion mixed in with the witand its all in the way he tells them.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Little Dinner At Timmins':


... 38655. Title: A Little Dinner at Timmins's. Author: William Makepeace Thackeray. Release Date: October, 2001 [Etext #2859]. A Little Dinner ...
... tapestry hanging which divided the two drawing-rooms, he found his dear girl still seated at the desk, and writing, writing away with her ruby pen ...
... in a pet, said little Rosa. The girls won't come to dinner but will bring their music afterwards. And she went on with the list. Sir Thomas and ...
... invitation. When I go to business to-morrow, I will just have a look at Mr. Fitz's account, Mr. Rowdy thought and if it is overdrawn, as it usually ...
... last two years.. And the last time we went there, there was pea-soup for dinner. Mrs. Timmins said, with a look of ineffable scorn. Nobody can ...
... made the latter remark about the Timmins affair, while the former was uttered by Mr. Grumpley, barrister-at-law, to his lady, in Gloucester Place. That ...
... who was holding him and pinching him as if he had been her guitar, I suppose so that the little fellow bawled pitifully-and his father finally ...
... when she had tried to physic the baby, there had been a similar fight between them. So Mrs. Gashleigh made out a carte, in which the soup was left with ...
... had been just having a dispute about the gooseberry-cream when Cavalcadour arrived. His presence silenced Mrs. Gashleigh and Rosa, in carrying on a conversation ...
... heeding this interruption, and as bold as a captain on his own quarter-deck: for the stock of clear soup, you will get a leg of beef, a leg of veal, ...
... dresser. Up to that moment, Mrs. Blowser, the cook, who had come out of Devonshire with Mrs. Gashleigh (of course that lady garrisoned her daughter's ...
... in the leaves. Each of them is as large nearly as a lady's reticule, and looks as if it had been brought up in a nursery to itself. One of those strawberries ...
... Rosa remarked: the one in the cap with the blue ribbons. (And she cast about the shape of the cap in her mind, and determined to have exactly such ...
... beyond 36s. for the claret and port after dinner. Mind, coffee will be served and you come up stairs after two rounds of the claret.. Of course, ...
... his outlying pockets, drawers, and letters she inspected his socks and handkerchiefs in the top drawers and on the dressing-table, his razors, shaving-strop, ...
... went back to her pans, the housemaid busied herself with the china and glass, cleaning some articles and breaking others, Buttons sprang up and down ...
... Mrs. Topham Sawyer. VII. Of course it does not become the present writer, who has partaken of the best entertainment which his friends could ...
... for the purposes of feasting. The fact is, our friend Tom Dawson was at table, who knew all his stories, and in his presence the greatest wag is ...
... smash of the soup-tureen, and swift descent of the kitchen- maid and soup-ladle down the stairs to the lower regions. This accident created a laugh, ...
... the only feasible plan of economy which she can suggest, is that she could come and live with her daughter and son-in-law, and that they should ...