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English Pharisees and French Crocodiles and Other Anglo-French Typical Characters   By: (1848-1903)

English Pharisees and French Crocodiles and Other Anglo-French Typical Characters by Max O'Rell

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ENGLISH PHARISEES AND FRENCH CROCODILES.

ENGLISH PHARISEES FRENCH CROCODILES AND OTHER ANGLO FRENCH TYPICAL CHARACTERS

BY MAX O'RELL

AUTHOR OF "A FRENCHMAN IN AMERICA," "JONATHAN AND HIS CONTINENT," "JOHN BULL, JUNIOR," "JACQUES BONHOMME," "JOHN BULL AND HIS ISLAND," ETC.

NEW YORK CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY 104 & 106 Fourth Avenue

COPYRIGHT, 1892, BY CASSELL PUBLISHING COMPANY.

All rights reserved.

THE MERSHON COMPANY PRESS, RAHWAY, N. J.

TO JONATHAN.

You have been kind enough to receive favorably two volumes of unpretentious impressions of your great and most hospitable country, published in 1889 and 1891.

You are a dear friend and a delightful fellow. You are on the road that will safely lead you to the discovery of everything that can insure the prosperity of the land of which you are so justly proud.

Yet the Old World can teach you something; not how to work, but how to live.

I have drawn a few sketches for you. Perhaps they will show you that people can be happy without rolling in wealth, or living in a furnace.

Take up this little book and, lighting a cigar, lie down quietly on the grass and read it under the shade of a tree.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. FOREIGNERS 1

II. JOHN BULL UP TO DATE 9

III. JACQUES BONHOMME, THE LANDED PEASANT PROPRIETOR OF FRANCE 17

IV. JACQUELINE, THE FORTUNE OF FRANCE 27

V. JOSEPH PRUDHOMME, THE JOG TROT MIDDLE CLASS FRENCHMAN 33

VI. ENTERTAINING NEIGHBORS 47

VII. FRENCH IMPULSIVENESS AND BRITISH SANGFROID ILLUSTRATED BY TWO REMINISCENCES 53

VIII. ENGLISH PHARISEES AND FRENCH CROCODILES 57

IX. FRENCH AND ENGLISH SOCIAL FAILURES 69

X. HIGH LIFE ANGLO FRENCH GIBBERISH AS USED IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND 79

XI. HUMOR, WIT, AND HIBERNIANISM 87

XII. THE MAL DE MER 95

XIII. BRITISH PHILOSOPHY AND FRENCH SENSITIVENESS 107

XIV. THE FRENCH SNOB 123

XV. A SUCCESS AS AN ANGLOPHOBIST. (THE LATE MARQUIS DE BOISSY) 127

XVI. WOMAN WORSHIP 131

XVII. FAITH AND REASON 139

XVIII. THE WORSHIP OF THE GOLDEN CALF 153

XIX. WHY THE FRENCH WERE BEATEN IN 1870 173

XX. ENGLAND WORKS FOR HERSELF. THE WORLD OWES HER NOTHING 177

XXI. THE SPIRIT OF DESTRUCTION AND THE SPIRIT OF CONSERVATISM 183

XXII. ORDER AND LIBERTY 191

XXIII. THE HUMORS OF POLITICS 209

XXIV. LORDS AND SENATORS 225

XXV. WHAT FRANCE HAS DONE TO MERIT THE RESPECT OF THE WORLD 231

ENGLISH PHARISEES AND FRENCH CROCODILES.

CHAPTER I.

FOREIGNERS.

People very often speak ill of their neighbors, not out of wickedness, but merely out of laziness; it is so much easier to do so than to study their qualities and all the circumstances that might oblige you to change your opinion... Continue reading book >>




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