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Rinehart, Mary Roberts. Preston, May Wilson (illustrator).



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Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, (Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1916. First Edition. Octavo in orange pictorial cloth; color frontispiece and tissue guard; [10], 371, [3] p. (first p. and last p. blank), [9] leaves of col. plates: ill.; 20 cm. Minor external wear; very minor internal foxing or age-toning chiefly to paste-downs. An altogether very good(+) copy. Hardcover.

"A delightful collection of humorous short stories centered around the eccentric and endearing character Letitia Carberry, affectionately known as Tish. Each story unfolds with Tish embarking on misadventures alongside her friends—Aggie and Lizzie—leading to comical situations and unexpected outcomes. Rinehart's writing style is characterized by wit and charm, and she skillfully weaves humor into the narrative, creating a lighthearted and entertaining read."—Publisher. ¶ Contents: Mind over motor -- Like a wolf on the fold -- The simple lifers -- Tish's spy -- My country Tish of Thee. ¶  "Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876 –1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie. Rinehart published her first mystery novel The Circular Staircase in 1908, which introduced the "had I but known" narrative style. Rinehart is also considered the source of "the butler did it" plot device in her novel The Door (1930), although the exact phrase does not appear in her work. She also worked to tell the stories and experiences of front line soldiers during World War I, one of the first women to travel to the Belgian front lines"—Wikipedia. ¶  Automobile racing -- Fiction. Nouvelles américaines. Courses automobiles -- Romans, nouvelles, etc. Short stories, American Automobile racing novels. Novels Fiction Short stories, American Fiction. Novels. Romans.

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