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Dictation : a quartet

Author: Cynthia Ozick
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Four stories of comedy, deception, and revenge (including one previously unpublished) showcases heroes who suffer from willful self-deceit. These not-so-innocents proceed from self-deception to deceiving others, who do not take it lightly. The novella "Dictation" imagines a fateful meeting between the secretaries to Henry James and Joseph Conrad at the peak of their fame. Timid Miss Hallowes, who types for Conrad,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novellas
Short stories
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ozick, Cynthia.
Dictation.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008
(OCoLC)607443742
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Ozick
ISBN: 9780547054001 0547054009 9780547237879 0547237871
OCLC Number: 187417675
Description: 179 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Dictation --
Actors --
At Fumicaro --
What happened to the baby?
Responsibility: Cynthia Ozick.
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Four stories of comedy, deception, and revenge (including one previously unpublished) showcases heroes who suffer from willful self-deceit. These not-so-innocents proceed from self-deception to deceiving others, who do not take it lightly. The novella "Dictation" imagines a fateful meeting between the secretaries to Henry James and Joseph Conrad at the peak of their fame. Timid Miss Hallowes, who types for Conrad, comes under the influence of James's Miss Bosanquet, high-spirited, flirtatious, and scheming. In a masterstroke of genius, Ozick hatches a plot between them to insert themselves into posterity.--From publisher description.

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