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Penny foolish; a book of tirades & panegyrics.

Author: Osbert Sitwell
Publisher: Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1967]
Series: Essay index reprint series.
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Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969.
Penny foolish.
Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1967]
(OCoLC)581010619
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Osbert Sitwell
OCLC Number: 1169711
Description: viii, 370 pages 22 cm.
Contents: The best years of life: The best years of life. On private schools. On public schools. On anonymous letters. Games (1). Games (2). On broadening the mind. In raise of indolence. --
Friends and enemies: Friends. Friends and enemies. The white man's burden. Rules for being rude. --
Past and present: Hints on life, (1) Manners (2) Success. Victorianism: an English disease. The Edwardians; the rich man's feast on progress. --
Modern tendencies: Let's be all alike! On snobs. On prigs. On advice: its giving and receiving. On the horror of solitude. On the decay of privacy. On street music. Arms and the man. On sex. --
Personal encounters: Out of season. Encounter with the Oxford Group movement. One of two lives. On ghosts. The ghost in the green mask. Holiday conversations. --
Hints: On the effect of minding one's own business. On English food. On health. On gardening. On cut flowers. On the joys of a telephone exchange, and how to depict them. --
Words and their meaning: On a common cold. On words and their meaning. On the belittlement of the great. Adult franchise for domestic animals. On fogs. --
Travelling: By train. By boat. America before the fall. Abroad. Travellers' tales. Fortune tellers. The delights of foreign colonies. The summer palace. --
The animal creation: Dogs. Animals versus children. Lewd sing cuckoo. --
Books and authors: Portrait of Lawrence. A note on the novel. Thackeray and "Vanity fair". Is fascism British? Eighteenth-century details. Some present elements of literary corruption. The arts of reading and writing: their future. On the burning of books as private pastime and national recreation. Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay! Prophecy: On prophets and prophecy. On centenaries. More about monkey glands. --
In the realm of art: The ballet. On interior decorators and decoration. On exhibitions.
Series Title: Essay index reprint series.

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