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Humour & Fantasy

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A compilation of some of Anstey's best novels and stories.
Featuring: Vice Versa, The Tinted Venus, A Fallen Idol, The Talking Horse, Salted Almonds and The Brass Bottle
Hardcover, 1173 pages
Published 1931 by John Murray
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Apr 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I slowly worked my way through this large omnibus volume and reviewed each part separately as I came to it.

1. Vice Versa **** (Read from May 16 to 20, 2011)

Yes it is the book that allegedly killed Anthony Trollope!: according to the Trollope society website "In September he left Harting and took quarters at Garland's Hotel, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London. Here, on November 3, while laughing at a family reading of F. Anstey's Vice Versa, he was struck down by a paralytic stroke; and on Decembe
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Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this volume (reprinted 1933 from the original in 1882) when I was a eighteen. I loved it then, and I love it now (still have my copy).
If you can get over some of the old fashioned language (which adds to the charm for me) you will find many concepts/themes that were ground breaking at the time - the best known example is Vice-Versa (about body/mind exchange).
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Thomas Anstey Guthrie (8 August 1856 - 10 March 1934), was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey.

He was born in Kensington, London, to Augusta Amherst Austen, an organist and composer, and Thomas Anstey Guthrie. He was educated at King's College School and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and was called to the bar in 1880.[1] But the popular succes
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