by Jean Webster
Never before in the history of his connection with the Hotel du Lac had Gustavo encountered such a munificent, companionable, expansive, entertaining, "thoroughly" unique and inexplicable guest Even the fact that he was American scarcely accounted for everything. Yesterday this guest had rung the bell and demanded a partner to play lawn tennis -- as if the hotel kept partn...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by Tutis Digital Pub
(first published 1907)
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More like 2 stars for most of the book (time hasn't been kind to this book, I guess) - but there are glimmers of fun and originality from time to time which saves it from being totally forgettable, like when Jerry tries to pass off Anglo-Saxon as Hungarian(!).
Jean Webster (pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster) was born July 24, 1876 and died June 11, 1916. She was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. (The books are available online in the etext collection, A Celebration of Women Writers,and in downloadable form at Project Gutenberg.) Her most well-known books feature lively and likeable young female...moreMore about Jean Webster...