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Famous stories of five centuries,

Author: Hugh Walpole; Wilfred Partington
Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated [1934]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Walpole; Wilfred Partington
OCLC Number: 1836831
Description: 1021 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, 1 illustration (music) plates 21 cm
Contents: Why the clever Oxford scholar lost his supper / Anonymous --
Vicar of Wakefield and his son at the fair / Oliver Goldsmith --
Uses of Cooley's boy / Max Adeler --
Father who became a schoolboy and vice versa / F. Anstey --
"Mother cross" row at Shrewsbury school / Samuel Butler --
Ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry --
White leader of the mustangs / Thomas Mayne Reid --
Rugby as the game was first played at rugby / Thomas Hughes --
Kangaroo hunt / Henry Kingsley --
Oxford versus Cambridge on the river / Charles Reade --
Cashel Byron enters Mr. Skene's school of arms / George Bernard Shaw --
Young hunters become the hunted / Francis Bret Harte --
John Pike catches the whopper in Crocker's Hole / R.D. Blackmore --
Old boys' cricket match / E.W. Hornung --
Dickie Sludge and the magic blacksmith / Sir Walter Scott --
David Copperfield fights the Canterbury "lamb" / Charles Dickens --
John Ridd's affair in the "Ironing-box" / R.D. Blackmore --
Why Regie and Polly stopped their parcel post / J.H. Ewing --
Tom Sawyer and Co.surprise their home town / Mark Twain. Feast of the guinea-pigs and tadpoles at St. Dominic's / Talbot Baines Reed --
Old Jug-dodge has an unexpected visitor / Talbot Baines Reed --
Westminster school in London street battle / G.A. Henty --
Defoe goes voyaging in a paper boat / Daniel Defoe --
What befell Rory and Strap on their way to London / Tobias Smollett --
Wherein Handy Andy is too handy / Samuel Lover --
Amyas Leigh is lured westward ho! / Charles Kingsley --
Chemist's son begins life's romance / Charles Lever --
Heron's deal, and the consequences to his puppy / Irving Bacheller --
From cabin-boy to captain / John Galt --
Candid confessions of Midshipman Chamier / Frederick Chamier --
Phantom ship steered by a dead man's hand / Matthew Henry Barker --
Ordeals of a clever young stowaway / Capt. Mayne Reid --
Master Rockafellar sees some queer sights / William Clark Russell --
Captain goes mad; and Frank Brown finds his manhood / Frank Bullen --
Famous author tells how he got a black eye / Joseph Conrad --
Miss Melford tells of the departed glories of Bath / Tobias Smollett --
London apprentices in the days of James I / Sir Walter Scott. How Dotheboys Hall School was broken up / Charles Dickens --
Charles O'Malley's duel / Charles Lever --
Frank Fairleigh sees the Macintosh Wonder and rides Mad Bess / Francis Smedley --
Undergraduates dinner; and how he was uplifted --
to bed / Rev. E. Bradley --
John Hallifax and his friend visit a forbidden place / Dinah Maria Craik --
Charles Tudor's examination for the "Infernal Navigation" Dept. / Anthony Trollope --
Going to school in the days of the stage coach / Thomas Huges --
"Hero" becomes too heroic / Benjamin Disraeli --
On the trail of the Pathfinder and his companions / Fenimore Cooper --
Her wicked uncle's plot / J.S. Le Fanu --
Archie Morton's search among the rocky mountains / W.H.G. Kingston --
Jim Hawkins sees the black spot put on Captain Bones / R.L. Stevenson --
Bushrangers' secret of Terrible Hollow / Rolf Boldrewood --
Jeremy and the runaways / Hugh Walpole --
Little Nell joins Mrs. Jarley's waxwork show / Charles Dickens --
Rev. Mr. Brocklehurst's warning against Jane Eyre / Charlotte Bronte. How Becky Sharp left Miss Pinkerton's academy / W.M. Thackeray --
Isopel Berner's way with bad employers / George Borrow --
Topsy --
who "never was born" / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Sylvia buys her first cloak and sees the press-gang / Mrs. Gaskell --
Phillis goes for an early walk, and makes discoveries / Besant and Rice --
Pomona's penny dreadful, and how she came to write it / Frank Stockton --
News that Parson Tringham told Tess's father / Thomas Hardy --
Unfortunate lovers / Sir Philip Sidney --
George a'Green's exploits at school and after / Anonymous --
Evelina's adventure at the dancing assembly / Fanny Burney --
Arthur Pendennis falls in love with the Fotheringay / W.M. Thackeray --
Wayside idyll of Gerard and Margaret / Charles Reade --
Photograph in the wastepaper-basket / Eden Phillipotts --
Canterbury pilgrim's tale of the knight and his daughter / Geoffrey Chaucer --
Jack Easy's arguments with the farmers and their uneasy sequels / Capt. Marryat --
Concerning a jam-puff and a rough-and-tumble / George Eliot --
Horseman in the sky / Ambrose Bierce --
Charge! / Stephen Crane --
Carl Ericson stands up for his unorthodox professor / Sinclair Lewis --
"Cunning shift" of that rogue-Jack Wilton / Thomas Nash --
Some early scrapes of Tom Jones / Henry Fielding --
Haunted house adventure, and the sequel / Washington Irving --
Uncle Harry tries to entertain Helen's babies / John Habberton. Huckleberry Finn joins Tom Sawyer's gang / Mark Twain --
Uncle Toby and the le fevers / Laurence Sterne --
Strange things that almost happen / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
What happened to the gifts that propitiate a spirit / Harriet Martineau --
Happy failure / Herman Melville --
How Santa Claus came to Simpson's bar / Francis Bret Harte --
Tale that inspired a Shakespeare tale / Robert Greene --
Conjuring trick revealed to Sandford and Merton / Thomas Day --
Lady Jane Grey in the tower of London / W. Harris Aisnworth --
That fearful bag / Charles Lever --
Fetching a May Queen in merry England / W. Harrison Ainsworth --
Adventure with the Hudson Bay Fur Company / R.M. Ballantyne --
Churchyard interview and a secret for sale / W. Harrison Ainsworth --
Marti Rattler and Barney the cook in an enchanting land / R.M. Ballantyne --
Zo brings down the house / Wilkie Collins --
Under the shadow of the sword / David Ker.
Responsibility: selected and arranged by Hugh Walpole and Wilfred Partington; introduction by Hugh Walpole.

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