Biltmore Oswald - The Diary of a Hapless Recruit

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Originally published in 1918, 'Biltmore Oswald' is a work by the American writer of supernatural fantasy fiction, Thorne Smith. This book contains a series of comic stories that were written for Naval Reservist journal 'The Broadside' while Smith was serving in the Navy. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author with the aim of placing it in the context of his other writings.
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Biltmore Oswald - The Diary of a Hapless Recruit

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Overview

Originally published in 1918, 'Biltmore Oswald' is a work by the American writer of supernatural fantasy fiction, Thorne Smith. This book contains a series of comic stories that were written for Naval Reservist journal 'The Broadside' while Smith was serving in the Navy. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author with the aim of placing it in the context of his other writings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781473324121
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 12/9/2014
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

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    The author of "Topper" and other rather droll but dated comic novels gives us an even more dated early work about a recruit's adventures in the Navy reserve, just post WWI. Personally, I've never considered being in the military a good source for giggles, but then I've never actually been in it, so who am I to judge? I guess if I had been stuck in there, I might grab onto any excuse to make fun.

    There are illustrations in the GI Joe/Sad Sack vein, which this predates, I think. I gave up on it about a quarter of the way in, as it is simply not my kind of humor.

    Give it a look if you like this sort of thing. It was a whole different world nearly 100 years ago.

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