Prue and I

Prue and I George William Curtis was an American writer and public speaker born in Rhode Island of old New England stock In he returned to the US after four years travelling in Europe attractiv

  • Title: Prue and I
  • Author: George William Curtis
  • ISBN: 9781425519339
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • George William Curtis 1824 1892 was an American writer and public speaker, born in Rhode Island, of old New England stock In 1850 he returned to the US after four years travelling in Europe, attractive, accomplished, and ambitious for literary distinction He settled on Staten Island and instantly plunged into the whirl of life in New York, obtained a post on the TribunGeorge William Curtis 1824 1892 was an American writer and public speaker, born in Rhode Island, of old New England stock In 1850 he returned to the US after four years travelling in Europe, attractive, accomplished, and ambitious for literary distinction He settled on Staten Island and instantly plunged into the whirl of life in New York, obtained a post on the Tribune, became a popular lecturer, started work on Nile Notes of a Howadji 1851 , and became a favourite in society He wrote for Putnam s Magazine, and a number of volumes, composed of essays written for that publication and for Harper s Monthly, came in rapid succession from his pen The chief of these were The Potiphar Papers 1853 , a satire on the fashionable society of the day and Prue and I 1856 , a pleasantly sentimental, fancifully tender and humourous study of life In 1863 he became the political editor of Harper s Weekly From month to month he contributed to Harper s Monthly, under the title of The Easy Chair, brief essays on topics of social and literary interest.

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    1. I first read this book several years ago. I remembered that it was a sometimes funny collection of a man's daydreams shared with his more-grounded wife, but I had forgotten how lovely and sweetly sad it is, and how lyrical the prose.

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