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The Innocents, A Story for Lovers

The Innocents, A Story for Lovers by Sinclair Lewis
By: (1885-1951)

“Mr. and Mrs. Seth Appleby were almost old. They called each other 'Father' and 'Mother.' But frequently they were guilty of holding hands, or of cuddling together in corners, and Father was a person of stubborn youthfulness.” It is only by subterfuge that Seth is able every year to obtain his two week's vacation from the shoe store, and they are off to the farm-house of Uncle Joe Tubbs on Cape Cod. But this year the vacation turns into a full blown scheme to open a country tea room somewhere on Cape Cod, and their life suddenly begins to change. . . . (Introduction by Don W. Jenkins)

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THE INNOCENTS

BOOKS BY SINCLAIR LEWIS

THE INNOCENTS THE JOB THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK OUR MR. WRENN

HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK [ESTABLISHED 1817]

[Illustration: THE INNOCENTS]

THE INNOCENTS

A STORY FOR LOVERS

BY SINCLAIR LEWIS

AUTHOR OF "THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK" "THE JOB" ETC.

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON

THE INNOCENTS

Copyright, 1917, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America Published October, 1917 F R

A DEDICATORY INTRODUCTION

If this were a ponderous work of realism, such as the author has attempted to write, and will doubtless essay again, it would be perilous to dedicate it to the splendid assembly of young British writers, lest the critics search for Influences and Imitations. But since this is a flagrant excursion, a tale for people who still read Dickens and clip out spring poetry and love old people and children, it may safely confess the writer's strident admiration for Compton Mackenzie, Hugh Walpole, Oliver Onions, D... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - November 14, 2013
A lovely tale. Well narrated


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