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Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich By Stephen Leacock
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Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich is a work of humorous fiction by Stephen Leacock first published in 1914. It is the follow-up to his 1912 classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Like that... More > work, it is a sequence of interlocking stories set in one town, but instead of focusing on a small Canadian town in the countryside, it is set in a major American metropolis and its characters are the upper crust of society.Although currently not as well known as the earlier book, Arcadian Adventures was extremely popular in North America at the time of its publication and for a while was considered the greater success. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich By Stephen Leacock
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The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction,... More > philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in both print and as digital books. All of our books have been revived by being scanned by people who have passion for knowledge. By purchasing this book you are helping restoring a piece of history for many generations to come to enjoy the fine ancient knowledge that is made available through our modern technology. We sincerely hope you enjoy these treasures in the form of digital books.< Less
Summer In the Cote d'Azur By Chris France
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This book is a personal view of six months in the lives of the idle rich in Valbonne on the Cote d'Azur in Provence, in the south of France. It is a detailed personal and humorous insight into the... More > dream lifestyle for those that can afford it and is based in the unspoiled 12th century village of Valbonne,10 miles north of Cannes . Written by a semi retired veteran music business executive, it examines the interaction of the mostly English ex patriot community with the French lifestyle much dreamed of by the English. Characters abound, wine is consumed, parties get out of hand, lunch is taken, tennis, golf, beach restaurants and the pleasures of Provence abound.Having worked with people as diverse as Simon Cowell, Rolf Harris, Bucks Fizz, Prince, Small Faces, Humble Pie and Sam Fox, and booking The Clash, the Damned and The Jam amongst others his insights are fascinating. For over 40 years the author has known and worked with rock 'n rolls greatest failure John Otway who remains one of his closest friends.< Less
Budworth and the Safe Bet By John Jansen
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These humorous adventures, inspired by the writings of P. G. Wodehouse, tell how Teddy Aston, the nephew of Lord and Lady Alpington, leads a life of luxurious idleness, ably supported by his valet,... More > Budworth, in between-the-wars England. Betting, country house weekends, avoiding marriage and indoor rugby at the infamous Sloths Club are his main activities. But why is his fearsome Aunt Amelia, Lady Alpington, so anxious to find him a rich bride before his thirtieth birthday? And why do the New York Mafia regard him as a person to be treated with respect? Only Budworth knows the answers!< Less
4-Dick Hamilton's Football Team By Howard R. Garis
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Dick Hamilton is back at it, trying to find a "normal" life somewhere in between his status as a very rich young man, who could easily afford to be bone idle the rest of his life, and the... More > real world. This book is a story of how Dick finds a purpose and takes a rag-tag bunch of college boys and makes a real football team for his school—the team that was laughed at by other military schools until Dick took charge.< Less
Blue Lettuce Freeway By Eric Suhem
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A kitchen appliance that frames its owner for crimes. A cat that sells classified documents at the right price. Penguins in conflict with the idle rich. All this and more in a surreal collection of... More > micro fiction and photography.< Less
 MOTHER HOLLE By Grimm Brothers
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A rich widow lives with her daughter and stepdaughter. The widow favored her biological daughter allowing her to become spoiled and idle while her stepdaughter was left to do all the work. Every day... More > the stepdaughter would sit outside the cottage and spin beside the well...< Less
Jeeves & Wooster By P.G. Wodehouse
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Jeeves & Wooster” - Most enjoyable characters ever invented! Bertie Wooster, a young gentleman with a "distinctive blend of airy nonchalance and refined gormlessness", and Jeeves,... More > his improbably well-informed and talented valet. Wooster is a bachelor, a minor aristocrat and member of the idle rich. He and his friends, who are mainly members of The Drones Club, are extricated from all manner of societal misadventures by the indispensable valet ("gentleman's personal gentleman"), Jeeves. The stories are set in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1930s.< Less
Selected Fairy Tales By Various Author
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In one of the large and rich cities of China, there once lived a tailor named Mustapha. He was very poor. He could hardly, by his daily labour, maintain himself and his family, which consisted only... More > of his wife and a son. His son, who was called Aladdin, was a very careless and idle fellow. He was disobedient to his father and mother, and would go out early in the morning and stay out all day, playing in the streets and public places with idle children of his own age. When he was old enough to learn a trade, his father took him into his own shop, and taught him how to use his needle; but all his father's endeavours to keep him to his work were vain, for no sooner was his back turned, than he was gone for that day, Mustapha chastised him, but Aladdin was incorrigible, and his father, to his great grief, was forced to abandon him to his idleness; and was so much troubled about him, that he fell sick and died in a few months. Aladdin, who was now no longer restrained by the fear of a father,....< Less
Stephen Leacock, Collection By Stephen Leacock
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Stephen Butler Leacock, (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist. In this ebook: Behind the Beyond Sunshine Sketches... More > of a Little Town Literary Lapses Nonsense Novels My Discovery of England Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich Frenzied Fiction The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada Adventurers of the Far North Further Foolishness Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels The Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities Short Circuits Winnowed Wisdom The Pursuit of Knowledge The Man in Asbestos - An Allegory of the Future My Remarkable Uncle and other Sketches< Less

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