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Stage Land

Stage Land by Jerome K. Jerome
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A comic look at the curious habits and customs of the inhabitants of ‘Stage Land’. Dedicated to ‘that highly respectable but unnecessarily retiring individual, of whom we hear so much but see so little, “the earnest student of drama”

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STAGE LAND.

by Jerome K. Jerome

TO

THAT HIGHLY RESPECTABLE BUT UNNECESSARILY

RETIRING INDIVIDUAL,

OF WHOM

WE HEAR SO MUCH

BUT

SEE SO LITTLE,

"THE EARNEST STUDENT OF THE DRAMA,"

THIS

(COMPARATIVELY) TRUTHFUL LITTLE BOOK

IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED.

CONTENTS.

THE HERO THE VILLAIN THE HEROINE THE COMIC MAN THE LAWYER THE ADVENTURESS THE SERVANT GIRL THE CHILD THE COMIC LOVERS THE PEASANTS THE GOOD OLD MAN THE IRISHMAN THE DETECTIVE THE SAILOR

STAGE LAND.

THE HERO.

His name is George, generally speaking. "Call me George!" he says to the heroine. She calls him George (in a very low voice, because she is so young and timid). Then he is happy.

The stage hero never has any work to do. He is always hanging about and getting into trouble. His chief aim in life is to be accused of crimes he has never committed, and if he can muddle things up with a corpse in some complicated way so as to get himself reasonably mistaken for the murderer, he feels his day has not been wasted... Continue reading book >>


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