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A simpleton a story of the day by Charles Reade

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

SeriesHis Novels
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5214 S53 1896
The Physical Object
Pagination318p.
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26552744M

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Read CHAPTER I. of A Simpleton, free online book, by Charles Reade, on Add to Bookshelf. CHAPTER I. A young lady sat pricking a framed canvas in the drawing-room of Kent Villa, a mile from Gravesend; she was making, at a cost of time and tinted wool, a chair cover, admirably unfit to be sat upon ­except by some severe artist. In folklore, a simpleton is a person whose foolish actions are the subject of often-repeated stories. Simpletons are also known as noodles, fools, and gothamites. Folklore often holds, with no basis in fact, that certain towns or countries are thought to be home to large numbers of simpletons. Cuddy is the "simpleton" who regains his abilities plus more through the efforts of the last member of a pacifist alien race. The story was well-constructed and actually has an ending, although another book could be in the works/5(). In "A Simpleton," the whole business of the girl spitting blood, the surgeon ascribing it to the liver, the consultation, the final solution of the mystery, is a matter of personal experience accurately recorded. But the rest of the medical truths, both fact and argument, are all from medical books far too numerous to specify.