Book DetailAuthor: Peter De Vries Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 149766960X Category : Fiction Languages : en Pages : 306
The sins of the father are hilariously visited on the son in this witty and profound novel about the meaning of it all Stanley Waltz is a Polish American piano mover and pugnacious atheist married to a born-again believer. His heroes are H. L. Mencken and Clarence Darrow, and if he confuses “illusion” with “allusion” and thinks a certain style of egg is “bedeviled,” that does not mean his reasoning is any less sound. Unfortunately, his wife is immune to his intellect and insists not just on saving his soul but on taking their son, Tom, to the local gospel mission every chance she gets. It is enough to drive a man into the arms of a mistress “funny as a crutch and twice as perceptive”—and that is exactly where Stan goes. This leaves Tom twice as mixed up as the average son. In the second section of this side-splitting and thought-provoking comedy, he is a professor of English at the local college, his questions about faith, doubt, and morality as unresolved as they are inescapable. As an undergraduate, he stumbled from girl to girl, breaking up with one because she was a nonbeliever, another because she was too pious. His marriage to a beautiful professor of comparative religion is no solution. In short order, he has an affair, breaks his leg, leads a funeral procession hopelessly astray, and suffers a nervous breakdown. Only a miracle can save him—if he can figure out what one might look like. Stanley and Tom Waltz are a father-son duo unlike any other, and Let Me Count the Ways is Peter De Vries at his insightful, brilliant, lightning-witted best.
Book DetailAuthor: Hugh Walpole Publisher: Delphi Classics ISBN: 1786560771 Category : Fiction Languages : en Pages : 9669
The English novelist Sir Hugh Walpole was a bestselling author of the 1920’s and 1930’s, being encouraged by Henry James and Arnold Bennett. Highly regarded for his vivid plots and skill at scene-setting, Walpole wrote prolifically, producing at least one book every year and his novels established a large readership in Britain and America. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Walpole’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Walpole’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 36 solo novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including THE SEA TOWER and ROMAN FOUNTAIN * Special series contents tables for the Herries Chronicles and the Jeremy novels * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Rare short stories appearing in digital print for the first time, including MR HUFFAM AND OTHER STORIES * A selection of Walpole’s non-fiction, including his seminal study of Anthony Trollope, available in no other collection * Features Walpole’s autobiography - discover Walpole’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: The novel ‘Farthing Hall’ was written in collaboration with J. B. Priestley and so cannot appear in this collection due to copyright restrictions. (European release year: 2055) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Herries Chronicle The Jeremy Trilogy The Novels THE WOODEN HORSE MARADICK AT FORTY MR. PERRIN AND MR. TRAILL THE PRELUDE TO ADVENTURE FORTITUDE THE DUCHESS OF WREXE THE DARK FOREST THE GREEN MIRROR THE SECRET CITY JEREMY THE CAPTIVES THE YOUNG ENCHANTED THE CATHEDRAL JEREMY AND HAMLET THE OLD LADIES PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH RED HAIR HARMER JOHN JEREMY AT CRALE WINTERSMOON HANS FROST ROGUE HERRIES ABOVE THE DARK CIRCUS JUDITH PARIS THE FORTRESS VANESSA CAPTAIN NICHOLAS THE INQUISITOR A PRAYER FOR MY SON JOHN CORNELIUS THE JOYFUL DELANEYS THE SEA TOWER ROMAN FOUNTAIN THE BRIGHT PAVILIONS THE BLIND MAN’S HOUSE THE KILLER AND THE SLAIN KATHERINE CHRISTIAN The Shorter Fiction THE GOLDEN SCARECROW THE THIRTEEN TRAVELLERS THE SILVER THORN ALL SOULS’ NIGHT HEAD IN GREEN BRONZE AND OTHER STORIES MR HUFFAM AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction JOSEPH CONRAD THE ART OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL ANTHONY TROLLOPE The Autobiography THE CRYSTAL BOX Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks