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Rudder Grange By Frank R. Stockton,

  • Title: Rudder Grange
  • Author: Frank R. Stockton
  • ISBN: 9781598185430
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • One evening Euphemia and I were sitting, rather disconsolately, in our room, and I was reading out the advertisements of country board in a newspaper, searching for a home, when in rushed Dr Heare one of our old friends He was so full of something that he had to say that he didn t even ask us how we were In fact, he didn t appear to want to know I tell you what itOne evening Euphemia and I were sitting, rather disconsolately, in our room, and I was reading out the advertisements of country board in a newspaper, searching for a home, when in rushed Dr Heare one of our old friends He was so full of something that he had to say that he didn t even ask us how we were In fact, he didn t appear to want to know I tell you what it is, said he, I have found just the very thing you want A canal boat To live in A canal boat for a home We sat up until twenty minutes past two, talking about that house We ceased to call it a boat at about a quarter of eleven.
    Rudder Grange One evening Euphemia and I were sitting rather disconsolately in our room and I was reading out the advertisements of country board in a newspaper searching for a home when in rushed Dr Heare one

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    1. 3.5 stars.Probably not a book I ll reread, or even buy, but it was a witty and well written tale The couple starts out quite naive and learns along the way to be wiser There are some truly hilarious episodes, some of which reminded me of the classic movie Mr Blandings Builds His Dream Home I think that s the right title There is no main plot, and in a sense, the ethereal Rudder Grange , the name they call the place they live, is the main character It was good to listen to, though, and made for a [...]

    2. Funny and cute It s interesting to see how things have changed over the last 100 years or and how some things are the same This is a tale of newlyweds and their search for a perfect home You can read it for free just Google the title or look on Gutenbergpress Here is a funny bit about mortgages as the wife tries to convince her husband that it would be possible for them to build their own home No, you needn t have any money, said Euphemia, rather hastily Just let me show you Supposing, for inst [...]

    3. Stockton s wit and charm comes through in the stories detailing the adventures of a sweet, na ve married couple This book reads like a children s fable, but with adult themes mixed in, including themes of marriage and relationships, money and social class, and striving to belong and feel settled I found myself laughing aloud at times throughout the book due to Stockton s dead pan humor A fun, short, simple, and refreshing read.

    4. I have had an 1879 edition of this novel in my possession for over thirty years, which I began reading before I married and finally re read and completed as a result of a New Year s Resolution to read a particular shelf of books which I own this year at the pace of one a month This was my March selection.What fun it was to meet the indomitable heroine Euphemia, wife of the narrator She seemed at times like the comic character Lucy, of I Love Lucy fame In actuality her husband held her in high es [...]

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