The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Biographical Introductions, Portraits, and Other Illustrations (V. 8) ; Household Papers

The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Biographical Introductions, Portraits, and Other Illustrations (V. 8) ; Household Papers (Paperback)

By Harriet Beecher Stowe 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150178566
EAN: 9781150178566
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No. of Pages: 288
Publish Date: 2009-12-21
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... XI OUR HOUSE Our gallant Bob Stephens, into whose lifeboat our Marianne has been received, has lately taken the mania of housebuilding into his head. Bob is somewhat fastidious, difficult to please, fond of domesticities and individualities; and such a man never can fit himself into a house built by another, and accordingly housebuilding has always been his favorite mental recreation. During all his courtship, as much time was taken up in planning a future house as if he had money to build one; and all Marianne's patterns, and the backs of half their letters, were scrawled with groundplans and elevations. But latterly this chronic disposition has been quickened into an acute form by the falling-in of some few thousands to their domestic treasury, --left as the sole residuum of a painstaking old aunt, who took it into her head to make a will in Bob's favor, leaving, among other good things, a nice little bit of land in a rural district half an hour's railroad ride from Boston. So now ground-plans thicken, and my wife is being consulted morning, noon, and night; and I never come into the room without finding their heads close together over a paper, and hearing Bob expatiate on his favorite idea of a library. He appears to have got so far as this, that the ceiling is to be of carved oak, with ribs running to a boss overhead, and finished mediaevally with ultramarine blue and gilding, --and then away he goes sketching Gothic patterns of bookshelves which require only experienced carvers, and the wherewithal to pay them, to be the divinest things in the world. Marianne is exercised about china-closets and pantries, and about a bedroom on the ground-floor, --for, like all other women of our days, she expects not to have strength enough to run upstairs oftener than o
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Title: The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Biographical Introductions, Portraits, and Other Illustrations (V. 8) ; Household Papers
Publisher: General Books
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150178566
EAN: 9781150178566
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 288
Publish Date: 2009-12-21
Binding: Paperback

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