Social Sinners; A Novel

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHawley Smart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1880 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. AN ILLUSIVE IDEA. Arthur Riversley, as July wore away, was getting a little intoxicated with his social success. To exchange university life for the great London Maelstrom is alone a thing that often throws a weak character somewhat off its balance; but in Arthur Riversley's case there was this additional temptation--namely, that he who had been a man of little mark at Oxford had, thanks chiefly to his sister's friendship with Miss Clothele, aided a little by the probability of his inheriting George Latimer's money, and eventually coming into the baronetcy, obtained a footing in the London world that men of much greater advantages seldom achieve in their first season. That he should ignore the obvious ladder by which he had climbed was only what might be naturally expected from a weak and somewhat conceited young man. Mr. Arthur Riversley had taught himself to believe that his success was due principally owing to his good looks, agreeable manners, and promising prospects. He had for some time schooled himself into the belief that there was no probability whatever of his cousin Fred ever turning up, and of late had grumbled a good deal at the terms of the late Mr. Latimer's will. To compass such a life as Arthur is now leading requires much clever management on five hundred a year, and already the young man was beginning to find considerable difficulties about finding the ready money, without which, however much you may live at other people's expense, it is impossible to carry on the war. You may pay nobody that it is at all possible to get credit from--your tradesmen, for instance, such as tailors, hosiers, hatters, &c, are liberal in that way for two or three years--but cabs, club dinners, railway excursions, Ascot, Hurlingham, &c, are matters...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1880 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. AN ILLUSIVE IDEA. Arthur Riversley, as July wore away, was getting a little intoxicated with his social success. To...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217050107

ISBN - 13:9780217050104

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