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Of All Things (1921) of All Things (1921)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published June 1st 2008)
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In the same light-as-souffle genre of P.G. Wodehouse and some writings of E.B. White, this book is very light-hearted. The major problem is that the topics are very aged -- most of the household appliances he mentioned would be a mystery to modern reading -- and some of his opinions may now be considered prejudicial. This book is the product of a bygone time with all its flavor and oddities and charms preserved in these aged pages.
It was worth reading this book just to be reminded of how far we have come in the past 90 years. And the author's dry sense of humor was delightful. My favorite chapter was "The Scientific Scenario". He has nice skills with satire.
Writer, Editor and Publisher. Winner of the 2005 Robert Benchley Award for Humor. Publishes short run books for specific markets."More about Robert C. Benchley...