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Imaginary Interviews

W.D. Howells

[Illustration: See page 130

AT THE OPERA]

IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS

W.D. HOWELLS

ILLUSTRATED

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS

NEW YORK AND LONDON

1910

Copyright, 1910, by HARPER & BROTHERS

Published October, 1910

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS

CHAP. PAGE

I. THE RESTORATION OF THE EASY CHAIR BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION 1

II. A YEAR OF SPRING AND A LIFE OF YOUTH 13

III. SCLEROSIS OF THE TASTES 22

IV. THE PRACTICES AND PRECEPTS OF VAUDEVILLE 32

V. INTIMATIONS OF ITALIAN OPERA 44

VI. THE SUPERIORITY OF OUR INFERIORS 57

VII. UNIMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN REPUBLICS 67

VIII. HAVING JUST GOT HOME 77

IX. NEW YORK TO THE HOME COMER'S EYE 87

X. CHEAPNESS OF THE COSTLIEST CITY ON EARTH 97

XI. WAYS AND MEANS OF LIVING IN NEW YORK 107

XII. THE QUALITY OF BOSTON AND THE QUANTITY OF NEW YORK 117

XIII. THE WHIRL OF LIFE IN OUR FIRST CIRCLES 127

XIV. THE MAGAZINE MUSE 137

XV. COMPARATIVE LUXURIES OF TRAVEL 146

XVI. QUALITIES WITHOUT DEFECTS 156

XVII. A WASTED OPPORTUNITY 166

XVIII. A NIECE'S LITERARY ADVICE TO HER UNCLE 176

XIX. A SEARCH FOR CELEBRITY 184

XX. PRACTICAL IMMORTALITY ON EARTH 194

XXI. AROUND A RAINY DAY FIRE 204

XXII. THE ADVANTAGES OF QUOTATIONAL CRITICISM 216

XXIII. READING FOR A GRANDFATHER 226

XXIV. SOME MOMENTS WITH THE MUSE 236

XXV. A NORMAL HERO AND HEROINE OUT OF WORK 244

OTHER ESSAYS

CHAP. PAGE

I. AUTUMN IN THE COUNTRY AND CITY 255

II. PERSONAL AND EPISTOLARY ADDRESSES 264

III. DRESSING FOR HOTEL DINNER 274

IV. THE COUNSEL OF LITERARY AGE TO LITERARY YOUTH 283

V. THE UNSATISFACTORINESS OF UNFRIENDLY CRITICISM 296

VI. THE FICKLENESS OF AGE 306

VII. THE RENEWAL OF INSPIRATION 316

VIII. THE SUMMER SOJOURN OF FLORINDO AND LINDORA 326

IX. TO HAVE THE HONOR OF MEETING 338

X. A DAY AT BRONX PARK 350

ILLUSTRATIONS

AT THE OPERA Frontispiece

FIFTH AVENUE AT THIRTY FOURTH STREET Facing p. 88

FIFTH AVENUE FROM THE TOP OF A MOTOR BUS " 94

CHARLES EMBANKMENT, BELOW HARVARD BRIDGE " 120

THE MALL, CENTRAL PARK " 156

BROADWAY AT NIGHT " 256

ELECTION NIGHT CROWDS " 260

ZOƖLOGICAL GARDENS, BRONX PARK " 352

IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS

I

THE RESTORATION OF THE EASY CHAIR BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION

It is not generally known that after forty two years of constant use the aged and honored movable which now again finds itself put back in its old place in the rear of Harper's Magazine was stored in the warehouse of a certain safety deposit company, in the winter of 1892... Continue reading book >>




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