The Rest Cure; A Novel

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Babington Maxwell

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... For some sort of disillusionment every young wife should be prepared--even before the honey-moon is over. A readjustment of preconceived notions becomes necessary; the unknown is passing into the known; in a reflective mind a sort of profit and loss account should be opened, and then slight-disappointments of unfulfilled hopes can be balanced against hitherto undiscovered merits and unanticipated increase of love-compelling attributes. If the balance comes out on the credit side, the wisely philosophic bride need not feel fear when she first entertains the wish that in some trifling details the loved one had proved a very little different. The first disappointment of Edith Barnard was when her husband told her that the bridal tour could not possibly last longer than three weeks. This was after two nights in Paris, and they were deciding where they would go next. "So let us do as much and see as much as we can in the time, Edie." "Only nineteen days left to us! O Jack. And you said yourself you haven't had a real holiday for years and years." But three short weeks were, as he explained, his utmost limit for holiday-making. With the end of that period, his pair would terminate; boards of directors would require his presence; the whole rubber market would be demanding his closest personal attention. Then with business-like promptitude he made out their route and programme--a week for the Riviera, the inside of a week for the Italian lakes, three or perhaps four days to be spent in the churches and galleries of Milan and Florence, and, after that, home. It was in the pleasant April weather, when the South of France and Northern Italy are at their best; and she chose the hackneyed tourist track because she wanted to revisit scenes already familiar to her. "Let...

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... For some sort of disillusionment every young wife should be prepared--even before the honey-moon is over. A readjustment of pr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217633102

ISBN - 13:9780217633109

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