The Mansion [NOOK Book]

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There was an air of calm and reserved opulence about the Weightman mansion that spoke not of money squandered, but of wealth prudently applied. Standing on a corner of the Avenue no longer fashionable for residence, it looked upon the swelling tide of business with an expression of complacency and half-disdain.

The house was not beautiful. There was nothing in its straight front of chocolate-colored ...
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The Mansion

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Overview

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There was an air of calm and reserved opulence about the Weightman mansion that spoke not of money squandered, but of wealth prudently applied. Standing on a corner of the Avenue no longer fashionable for residence, it looked upon the swelling tide of business with an expression of complacency and half-disdain.

The house was not beautiful. There was nothing in its straight front of chocolate-colored stone, its heavy cornices, its broad, staring windows of plate glass, its carved and bronze-bedecked mahogany doors at the top of the wide stoop, to charm the eye or fascinate the imagination. But it was eminently respectable, and in its way imposing. It seemed to say that the glittering shops of the jewelers, the milliners, the confectioners, the florists, the picture-dealers, the furriers, the makers of rare and costly antiquities, retail traders in luxuries of life, were beneath the notice of a house that had its

foundations in the high finance, and was built literally and figuratively in the shadow of St. Petronius' Church.

At the same time there was something self-pleased and congratulatory in the way in which the mansion held its own amid the changing neighborhood. It almost seemed to be lifted up a little, among the tall buildings near at hand, as if it felt the rising value of the land on which it stood.

John Weightman was like the house into which he had built himself

thirty years ago, and in which his ideals and ambitions were incrusted. He was a self-made man. But in making himself he had chosen a highly esteemed pattern and worked according to the approved rules. There was nothing irregular, questionable, flamboyant about him.


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He was solid, correct, and justly successful.

His minor tastes, of course, had been carefully kept up to date.

At the proper time, pictures of the Barbizon masters, old English

plate and portraits, bronzes by Barye and marbles by Rodin, Persian carpets
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015983661
  • Publisher: Unforgotten Classics
  • Publication date: 1/27/2013
  • Series: Unforgotten Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 488,627
  • File size: 762 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Great Christmas message!

    Our family reads a new book for Christmas every year. This was recommended to me and I thought it was GREAT. Not too long (we read it together a few chapters each day on the days preceding Christmas and finish on Christmas Eve), with a great moral message. It was uplifting and had a nice ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Must read

    Should be a holiday required reading. Helps us remember why we are here and why we serve others. I love it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

    Loved this book!!

    This book so pointedly reminds of what is really important in this world. How we really need to do good for goodness sake and not our own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    What's important in life?

    This is a shory read but the parable is taught about where our heart , treasures and priority should be in our lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

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    Good story but must ignore typos. Good lesson to be learned.

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    Posted July 27, 2013

    Buys a horse and supaflashy pokemon (fenniken)

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    Posted March 31, 2013

    Rey

    Lol.. ok hppe you don't

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    Posted March 28, 2013

    Jared

    Ya in the parkinglot

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