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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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An amusing read though not a book to model your personal character off of, lol. I was laughing really hard at a few parts to where I had to set the book down and cry, it was so funny, but there's little moral value to the book. A couple places could have been omitted in my opinion. Overall I think it's a silly, giggle-while-reading book, but with hardly enough substance to really make it quite good.
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 an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. Her most well-known books feature lively and likeable young female protagonists who come of age intellectually, morally, and socially, but with enough humor, snappy dialogue, and gently biting social commentary to make her books palatable and enjoyable ...moreMore about Jean Webster...