New PDF release: A Parody Outline of History

By Donald Ogden Stewart

ISBN-10: 1409964876

ISBN-13: 9781409964872

ISBN-10: 1426405669

ISBN-13: 9781426405662

Donald Ogden Stewart (1894-1980) was once an American writer and screenwriter. He graduated from Yale collage in 1916 and was once within the Naval Reserves in international battle I. After the struggle he began to write and located luck with A Parody define of historical past (1921), a satire of the description of background (1920) via H. G. Wells. This led him to joining the Algonquin around desk. round that point a pal of his obtained him drawn to theatre and he turned a famous playwright on Broadway within the Nineteen Twenties. In 1924, he wrote Mr. and Mrs. Haddock in another country for the publishing apartment George H. Doran. It was once a snarky ship up of the grotesque American vacationer. He got interested in adapting a few of his performs to movie, yet on first getting into Hollywood he needed to adapt the performs of others as his personal have been first and foremost shelved. As global warfare II approached, he turned a member of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, which, in the course of the moment purple Scare, was once suspected of being a Communist entrance. His different works comprise: excellent habit: A Parody define of Etiquette (1922), The loopy idiot (1925), Father William (1929) and Rebound (1930).

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Oh goody goody,” cried little Emily. “Now we can all shoot at those horrid Revenue Officers,” for the collectors of internal revenue were far from popular with these kindly Pennsylvania folk and Aunt Polly Pinkwood had often promised the children that if they were good some day they would be allowed to take a shot at a Revenue Officer. Soon she returned, bearing in her arms a number of bright shiny new guns. The children crowded around in glee and soon all were supplied with weapons except little Frank who of course was too young to use a gun and was given a two-gallon jug of nice, old whisky to carry.

Pat is too engrossed in his tirade to take heed, and as the center portion of the arch falls it crushes him beneath its weight. After the cloud of dust clears, he is seen lying under the mass. ” His eyes open for an instant—he reads, through the mist of approaching death, the words, and he laughs— Pat—For the Freedom of the World—Oh Christ! His mocking laughter is interrupted by a severe fit of coughing and he sinks back dead. The Professor's Son—Oh God—take me somewhere where I can't ever see the world.

The Angel—Hmmmm—well, this is where your Lieutenant now lives—and I think I hear him coming. They step behind a curtain. The noise of a key rattling in a lock is heard, then a light flashes on in the next room. The sound of unsteady footsteps—a vase is knocked over—a curse—then enter the Lieutenant. He wears a dinner-coat, one sleeve of which hangs empty. His face is white, his eyes set, his mouth hard and hopeless. He is drunk—not hilariously—but with the drunkenness of despair. He sits down on the bed and remains for several minutes, his head in his hands.

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