The Beautiful Lady

The Beautiful Lady Nothing could have been painful to my sensiti veness than to occupy myself confused with blushes at the center of the whole world as a living advertise ment of the least amusing ballet in Paris To b

  • Title: The Beautiful Lady
  • Author: Booth Tarkington
  • ISBN: 9781421803067
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nothing could have been painful to my sensiti veness than to occupy myself, confused with blushes, at the center of the whole world as a living advertise ment of the least amusing ballet in Paris To be the day s sensation of the boulevards one must possess an eccentricity of appearance conceived by nothing short of genius and my misfortunes had reduced me to presentNothing could have been painful to my sensiti veness than to occupy myself, confused with blushes, at the center of the whole world as a living advertise ment of the least amusing ballet in Paris To be the day s sensation of the boulevards one must possess an eccentricity of appearance conceived by nothing short of genius and my misfortunes had reduced me to present such to all eyes seeking mirth It was not that I was one of those people in uniform who carry placards and strange figures upon their backs, nor that my coat was of rags on the contrary, my whole costume was delicately rich and well chosen, of soft grey and fine linen such as you see worn by a marquis in the pe sage at Auteuil according well with my usual air and countenance, sometimes esteemed to resemble my father s, which were not wanting in distinction.

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    1. “The Beautiful Lady”, is another of the short novels from Booth Tarkington’s early career. It was originally published in two parts, December of 1904 and January of 1905, in “Harper’s Magazine”, and then as Tarkington’s fifth book in May of 1905. As with many of Tarkington’s other works, it is a bit too predictable, though in this case that doesn’t detract too much from the story.The story appears to sets up a love triangle (or in this case it may be a love square), but it does [...]

    2. Yeah, maybe it was too predictable or too sappy, but it was a sweet novella and rather touching, even to a brute like me. :-)

    3. Tarkington beautifully captures what it feels like to be overwhelmed by someone's beauty. This is a poignant and moving tale, written with deep skill and understanding.

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