The Romance of the Commonplace by Gelett Burgess

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Creator Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951
Title The Romance of the Commonplace
Contents Introduction -- April essays -- Getting acquainted -- Dining out -- The uncharted sea -- The art of playing -- The use of fools -- Absolute age -- The manual blessing -- The deserted island -- The sense of humour -- The game of correspondence -- The caste of the articulate -- The tyranny of the Lares -- Costume and custom -- Old friends and new -- A defense of slang -- The charms of imperfection -- "The play's the thing" -- Living alone -- Cartomania -- The science of flattery -- Romance en route -- At the edge of the world -- The diary habit -- The perfect go-between -- Growing up -- A pauper's monologue -- A young man's fancy -- Where is Bohemia? -- The bachelor's advantage -- The confessions of an ignoramus -- A music-box recital -- A plea for the precious -- Sub rosa.
Language English
LoC Class PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature
Subject American essays
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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