The Manhood of Edward Robinson: A Short Story [NOOK Book]

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Sane and sensible Edward Robinson secretly dreams of fast cars, adventurous women, and danger, but his fiancée, Maud, keeps him grounded in reality. When Edward wins money in a newspaper competition, he immediately buys the sleek red car of his dreams – without telling Maud. Adventure swiftly ensues, as he is embroiled in high society scandals that lead him to a significant transformation.

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The Manhood of Edward Robinson: A Short Story

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Sane and sensible Edward Robinson secretly dreams of fast cars, adventurous women, and danger, but his fiancée, Maud, keeps him grounded in reality. When Edward wins money in a newspaper competition, he immediately buys the sleek red car of his dreams – without telling Maud. Adventure swiftly ensues, as he is embroiled in high society scandals that lead him to a significant transformation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062211132
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 220,556
  • File size: 814 KB

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

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    Surprising, that's what it is! I thought I¿d read everything Ag

    Surprising, that's what it is! I thought I’d read everything Agatha Christie ever wrote, but then I stumbled upon this previously unknown ninety-nine cent short story while browsing the cheap section. (Hey, I’m on a budget, like just about everybody I know.) Is it a mystery? Surprise! It is not a mystery! It is, however, a LOL-funny short story that was written long before Poirot and Marple showed up and changed Agatha’s life forever by making her the best selling mystery writer ever. Who knew that Agatha Christie could write funny stuff? Surprise! She could, and did. This story is a wonderfully clever parody of the sappy boy meets girl stuff that was so popular in the 1920s (and let’s face it, still is). Spineless, henpecked Edward Robinson lives a safe, quiet life but longs for a dangerous and exciting one. During a few glorious hours over the Christmas holidays, and purely by accident, his wish finally comes true, leaving him a wiser and better man.

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