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A Simpleton

Auhtor: Charles Reade

Language: english

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Review by C. F. Hill, April 2008


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

v. 1. Hard cash.--v. 2. The double marriage or White lies.--v. 3. Put yourself in his place.--v. 4. A perilous secret.--v. 5. Peg Woffington. Christie Johnstone.--v. 6. Foul play.--v. 7. It is never too late to mend.--v. 9. Readiana comments on current events. Bible characters.--v. 11. The cloister and the hearth.--v. 12. The autobiography of a thief and other histories. The wandering heir.--v.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Simpleton':


... smiled an honest country smile, and said, Surely, sir. She gave him every facility, and he applied those simple tests which are commonly used in ...
... year, because there was no hundred-guinea fee but there was a marked increase in the small fees, and the unflagging pen had actually earned him ...
... is torn with agony. I will have no hand in parting man and wife-no, not for a day. And she hurried away in rare agitation. Rosa fell ...
... cheek and a wolfish appetite. Dr. Staines controlled his diet severely, as to quality, and, when they had been at sea just eleven days, the physician's ...
... to protect. She had run in debt, through inexperience, and that unhappy timidity which makes women conceal an error till it ramifies, by concealment, ...
... long, thick raven hair of our poor Simpleton, lying on clean silver paper. Dr. Philip had cut it all off with his own hand, and he was now folding ...
... of this figure were unsurpassable in nature, and such as have vanished from sculpture two thousand years and more. Dick Dale joined the ...
... was carried home, still sleeping, and laid on his own bed. He slept twenty-four hours more, and, when he was fairly awake, a sort ...
... smeared with fresh cow-dung every day. Yet these people were the cleanest Boers in the colony. The vrow met them, with a snow-white collar ...
... with dust, and almost blinded, yet with little or nothing to show for it. One evening, complaining of his change of luck, Bulteel ...
... blackguard. How dare you say that to my face? He is a blackguard, and always was. And now he is a thief to boot. He has stolen those ...
... natural climax. What is murder to a pure egotist, especially a brandied one? I knew an egotist who met a female acquaintance in Newhaven village. ...
... Is he any kin to you, ma'am? None whatever. You must have misunderstood him. You should not repeat all that people say. ...
... me on the hop, just as I came in from Italy. I took him for a ghost. Oh, weren't you frightened? Not a bit. I don't mind ...
... of his married relatives but, finding no bottom to the well, had turned rusty and crusty, and now was apt to administer kicks instead ...
... a lover! He dances like an angel I can't help that. Are his visits at your house like angels'-few and far between? And the true ...
... her on the spot. Very well, said Phoebe. I am going home and, if you are not there by to-morrow at noon-She said no more, ...
... numerous though brief, the lady who had been married six months found time to instruct the matrimonial novice with great authority, and even ...
... the little boy with a delight that disgusted Mrs. Staines, and then was particularly merry on female friendships. Fancy a man going to a sale with ...
... The Lucases rented a box at the opera, and if it was not let at the library by six o'clock, and if other engagements permitted, word was sent ...