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A Boy Town

Auhtor: William Dean Howells

Language: english
Published: 1890

Genres:

fiction and literature
Downloads: 224
eBook size: 408Kb

Review by A. Dent, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Boy Town':

In 1983 Al Alvarez published The Biggest Game in Town a book detailing the 1981 World Series of Poker event. The first book of its kind it described the world of professional poker players and the World Series of Poker. It is credited with beginning the genre of poker literature and with bringing Texas Holdem (and poker generally) for the first time to a wider audience.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Boy Town':


... Town. Illustrated. Post 8vo. Certain Delightful English Towns. Illustrated. 8vo. Traveller's Edition, Leather. Christmas Every Day, and Other ...
... certainly shared this feeling with her. She was a pale, little, large-eyed lady, who always wore a dress of Quakerish plainness, with a white kerchief ...
... He could not remember when he began to go into them, though it certainly was before he could swim. There was a time when he was afraid of getting in ...
... NOW.]. THE HYDRAULIC AND ITS RESERVOIRS.-OLD RIVER. THERE were two branches of the Hydraulic: one followed the course of the Miami, from some unknown ...
... bring to all. It made the people so far one family, as every public work which they own in common always does it made them brothers and equals, as ...
... was to prove yourself a cry-baby, without honor or self-respect, and unfit to go with the other fellows. They would have the right to mock you, to ...
... retribution of all kinds to God, who really knows about things and content ourselves as much as possible with mercy, whose mistakes are not so irreparable. The ...
... under one of the big trees in the Smith neighborhood, and spun their tops there. A fellow launched his top into the ring, and the rest waited till ...
... gets up, and offers to bet that he can ride that mule, nobody can tell whether he is a real country-jake or not. This is always the last thing in ...
... enough, like saying, Oh, see that flock of wild-geese flying over. and What have you got on the back of your coat. and holloing April Fool. ...
... just country-jakes. Somehow they effaced even the Butler Guards in their fancy, though the Guards paraded with them, in all their splendor, as escort. But ...
... part of the hen-coop open into it. The pigeon-cots were just over his head, and he never could have complained of being lonesome. At first everybody ...
... the citizen even more than the boy could have wished. He asked him if he did not think he was a pretty small boy to have a gun and he took the gun ...
... many lives and forming many characters but it is a good thing if he can keep one life and one character when he gets to be a man. He may turn out ...
... thirty years afterwards, when he picked up from a friend's library-table a copy of Gesta Romanorum, and recognized in this collection of old monkish ...
... with little boys as well as big boys. He was a laughing, pleasant fellow, always ready for fun, but he never did mean things, and he had an open ...
... piety of childhood. He had an abject terror of dying, but it seemed to him that if a person could die right in the centre isle of the church-the Methodist ...
... owner of the orchard was supposed to be stingy you might do it to plague him. But the standard of honesty was chivalrously high among those boys and ...
... swarthy, handsome fellows, not much darker than Spaniards, and they were so little afraid of the chances which were often such fatal mischances to ...
... to speak in a whisper. She sits by his bed and fans him she smooths the pillow and turns its cool side up under his hot and aching head she cooks ...