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e-Book The Wrong Box download

e-Book The Wrong Box download

by Robert Louis Stevenson

ISBN: 1604443294
ISBN13: 978-1604443295
Language: English
Publisher: IndoEuropeanPublishing.com (June 26, 2012)
Pages: 140
Category: Humor and Satire
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1122 kb
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DJVU size: 1264 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 159
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By Robert Louis Stevenson And Lloyd Osbourne.

By Robert Louis Stevenson And Lloyd Osbourne. Nothing like a little judicious levity,' says Michael Finsbury in thetext: nor can any better excuse be found for the volume in the reader'shand. The first of these guides is hardly applicable to the purposes of thephilosophic traveller, and even the second is designed more expresslyfor the tourist than for the expert in life.

Kind of Jack-in-the-box feeling?' enquired Michael, 'as if all theseempty trains might be filled with policemen waiting for a signal? andSir .

Kind of Jack-in-the-box feeling?' enquired Michael, 'as if all theseempty trains might be filled with policemen waiting for a signal? andSir Charles Warren perched among the girders with a silver whistle tohis lips? It's guilt, Pitman. In this uneasy frame of mind they walked nearly the whole length ofthe departure platform, and at the western extremity became aware of aslender figure standing back against a pillar.

You do not understand,' continued Mr Finsbury. What I tell you is ascientific fact, and reposes on the theory of the lever, a branch ofmechanics. There are some very interesting little shilling books uponthe field of study, which I should think a man in your station wouldtake a pleasure to read

You do not understand,' continued Mr Finsbury. There are some very interesting little shilling books uponthe field of study, which I should think a man in your station wouldtake a pleasure to read. But I am afraid you have not cultivated the artof observation; at least we have now driven together for some time, andI cannot remember that you have contributed a single fact.

The doorsopened the wrong way-I forget at this moment which it is, but have anote of it at home; they were frequently locked during the performance,and when the auditorium was literally thronged with English people. Youhave probably not had my opportunities of comparing distant lands; butI can assure you this has been long ago recognized as a markof aristocratic government.

Although this sounds like a mystery novel, it's really more of a humorous piece, not your typical Robert Louis Stevenson. It centers around the mis-identification of an accident victim in the countryside, the subsequent mis-delivery of his remains when returned to London, and the consequences of all that for the family fortune.

The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, first published in 1889. The story is about two brothers who are the last two surviving members of a tontine. The book was the first of three novels that Stevenson co-wrote with Osbourne, who was his stepson. The others were The Wrecker (1892) and The Ebb-Tide (1894).

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. The Wrong Box is a brilliant black comedy novel co-written with Lloyd Osbourne

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. He was a celebrity during his lifetime for works like Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island. Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. The Wrong Box is a brilliant black comedy novel co-written with Lloyd Osbourne. The book tells the story of the brothers who are the last two members of a tontine, a deal in which the last surviving member stands to receive a fortune.

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Having enjoyed the movie "The Wrong Box", I decided to read the book. It book is humorous and entertaining. I read it in one session.

The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. Nothing like a little judicious levity,' says Michael Finsbury in the text: nor can any better excuse be found for the volume in the reader's hand. The first of these guides is hardly applicable to the purposes of the philosophic traveller, and even the second is designed more expressly for the tourist than for the expert in life.

The Wrong Box is a black comedy (dark comedy) novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, first published in 1889. The story is about two brothers who are the last two surviving members of a tontine. The book is notable for being the first of three novels that Stevenson co-wrote with Osbourne, who was his stepson. The others were The Wrecker (1892) and The Ebb-Tide (1894). Osbourne wrote the first draft of the novel late in 1887 (then called The Finsbury Tontine), Stevenson revised it in 1888 (then called A Game of Bluff) and again in 1889 when it was finally called The Wrong Box.
Comments:
Tall
This is one of the funniest stories I have ever happened across. I was led to the book by the movie. The two are very different. Each is highly enjoyable and very funny.

However, if I had to choose only one, I would choose the movie. The book is so convoluted that by the end, I was somewhat confused. The movie simplifies a lot of the complexities, leaving cleaner plot lines and providing greater laughs.

To each his own; you may not agree with me. I suggest you enjoy both the book and the movie, and make up your mind for yourself.

Thetalen
Although this sounds like a mystery novel, it's really more of a humorous piece, not your typical Robert Louis Stevenson. It centers around the mis-identification of an accident victim in the countryside, the subsequent mis-delivery of his remains when returned to London, and the consequences of all that for the family fortune. A light read with some very clever bits.

Marelyne
Having enjoyed the movie "The Wrong Box", I decided to read the book. It book is humorous and entertaining. I read it in one session. At times I laughed out loud.

Vivaral
I'ts great to see this priceless little book so affordably back in print. I'm not sure that it's ever had a big American following, but for some years the Times of London had to limit its writers to only one allusion to the novel per issue. (My review title was an oft-repeated line.) The colloration of Stevenson and stepson Lloyd Osborne, it's a seamless integration of comic light adventure, mystery, novel of manners and high-handed farce, all in some of the purest English prose you'll ever read. It's one of those books you end up rereading at least twice, reading aloud to anyone who'll listen, and giving at Christmas - in short, a classic. (The film version cited on this page has a perfect cast but cuts and alters the plot pretty badly - and this is simply one of those books, like most of Dickens and Fitzgerald, that has to be read to be really appreciated.) I'm not familiar with the publisher, but this may be one of those short-run affairs that should be got while it's there.

Iarim
The story is great but this version has many typos and grammar mistakes.

Onnell
Stevenson's story of a misplaced corpse, a dead uncle who's still alive, and mayhem that obsessive greed can lead to is still as funny as when I firs encountered it decades ago. And it's free! What more could anyone want?

Katius
Extremely intriguing. A definite page-turner. Don't start late at night (like I did) or you'll go to bed rather late ('cause you just can't put this down). Very interesting book... I didn't know RLS wrote city novels... most of what I've read has been adventures on the high seas (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, etc).

One thing I didn't care for was all the fear and deceit. A dead body is shuffled all around because everyone is afraid of having it in their possession (even though innocent), so nobody calls the police (so easy! come on!) but instead each new "owner" falls down the narrow path of fear and lies and underhandedness. Even the "hero" and "heroine" aren't smart enough, but down they go too. Oh, sure, everything is ok in the end... but I was left with a tinge of bitter tasting thoughts on the palate of my brain

One of those films you view again and again.

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