My Father s Fortune

My Father s Fortune

There's something depressing about its appearance, and it's probably stuffed
with material that would burn like dry tinder if you dropped a lighted cigarette on it
. No one does, though, in spite of the fact that my parents and many of the
relatives ...

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429918732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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For the first time, Michael Frayn, the "master of what is seriously funny,"* turns his humor and narrative genius on his own family's story, to re-create the world that made him who he is Whether he is deliriously funny or philosophically profound, as a novelist and a playwright Michael Frayn has concerned himself with the ordinary life lived by erring humans, which is always more extraordinary than people think. In My Father's Fortune, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn. A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, through German rockets, feckless in-laws, and his own increasing deafness; through the setback of a son as bafflingly slow-witted as the father was quick on his feet; through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life. Tom Frayn left his son little more than three watches and two ink-and-wash prints. But the true fortune he passed on was the great humor and spirit revealed in this beguiling memoir. * Anthony Burgess
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe The fortunate mistress Roxana The life and adventures of Mrs Christian Davies called Mother Ross 1855

The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe  The fortunate mistress     Roxana  The life and adventures of Mrs  Christian Davies     called Mother Ross  1855

I asked her , since she imagined her father would be averse to my happiness ,
what could be done ? I will , said she , run the hazard of your fortune , in case my
father proves irreconcileable after our marriage . My dear life , said I , here are
two ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074909882

Category: English fiction

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Ida Goldwin Or The Perils of Fortune

Ida Goldwin  Or  The Perils of Fortune

They reported that you were sole heir to an immense fortune — are you not ? " “
What they reported was quite true , but unfortunately I do not become the actual
possessor of my fortune until after the death of my father , " answered the young ...

Author: Aleck Derby

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433111608935

Category:

Page: 323

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How to Attract Success Fortune 30 Books from the Masters of Self mastery

How to Attract Success   Fortune  30 Books from the Masters of Self mastery

To return: I continued thus employed in my father's business for two years, that is,
till I was twelve years old; and my brother John, who was bred to that business,
having left my father, married, and set up for himself at Rhode Island, there was ...

Author: P. T. Barnum

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664157843

Category: Self-Help

Page: 2689

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This meticulously edited Success & Empowerment collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Wallace D. Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich The Science of Being Well How to Get What you Want William Walker Atkinson: The Secret of Success Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life The Power of Concentration P. T. Barnum: The Art of Money Getting The Humbugs of the World Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography The Way to Wealth Orison Swett Marden: Architects of Fate He Can Who Thinks He Can, and Other Papers on Success in Life How to Succeed Prosperity - How to Attract It James Allen: As a Man Thinketh Eight Pillars of Prosperity From Poverty to Power Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success Russell Conwell: Acres of Diamonds The Key to Success What You Can Do With Your Will Power Praying for Money Henry Harrison Brown: Dollars Want Me Thorstein Veblen: The Theory of Business Enterprise Émile Coué: Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion Kahlil Gibran: The Prophet Marcus Aurelius: Meditations Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching
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Donna Diana The favourite of fortune Pure gold The wife s portrait A hard struggle Borough politics Dramatic scenes and fragments Sonnets General poems

Donna Diana  The favourite of fortune  Pure gold  The wife s portrait  A hard struggle  Borough politics  Dramatic scenes and fragments  Sonnets  General poems

Who asked for your opinion ? [ TO HESTER . ] Still I would sometimes chat with
the tourists who put up at the house . One of these was your father , Hester , who
died ere you could remember him . Fortune had made me an innkeeper's niece ...

Author: Westland Marston

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00650868D

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Fortune by Land and Sea

Fortune by Land and Sea

You that disabled once the power of Heaven , And scorned my state , unable to
be rais'd ! ... O , would these fortunes raise My downcast father , or repeal my
brother , My banish'd brother , to his native home , I were in all my thoughts at
peace ...

Author: Thomas Heywood

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044086749041

Category: Tragicomedy

Page: 122

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Categories: Tragicomedy

Waverley Novels The fortunes of Nigel 1861 1859

Waverley Novels  The fortunes of Nigel  1861  1859

It is true , that he neither knew the extent of my father's wealth , nor did I
communicate to him ( I do not even remember if I myself knew it at the time ) the
important circumstance , that the greater part of that wealth was beyond the grasp
of ...

Author: Sir Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3328831

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The Brewer s Fortune

The Brewer s Fortune

ought to tell my father he is doing a wicked business and should stop it this very
day ? If it is wicked , he ought to stop , hadn't he ? " “ Certainly . There's no
question about that . Ask your mother what you should do . ” “ Cousin Swan , I
know just ...

Author: Mary Dwinell Chellis

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435076156330

Category: Temperance

Page: 428

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Categories: Temperance

Waverley Novels The fortunes of Nigel

Waverley Novels  The fortunes of Nigel

I was as gay , Margaret , and thoughtless — I again repeat it as you were but
lately , and my attention , like yours ... It is true , that he neither knew the extent of
my father's wealth , nor did I communicate to him ( I do not even remember if I
myself ...

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89120007554

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The Waverley Novels The fortunes of Nigel Peveril of the Peak

The Waverley Novels  The fortunes of Nigel  Peveril of the Peak

Methinks I could persuade your father that in ordinary eyes our alliance is not
undesirable . My family have fortune , rank , long descent - all that fathers look for
when they bestow a daughter ' s hand . " " All this would avail you nothing , ” said
 ...

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076047350

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The Votary of Wealth a Comedy Second Edition

The Votary of Wealth  a Comedy     Second Edition

Because the poor dear fellow has lost all his fortune ; but luckily my father's
consent is not effential , as I have a fortune independent of him . Jul . Then you
are not in a very hopeless state ? Car . Oh , yes , I am : for my lover ( my love I
should ...

Author: Joseph George HOLMAN

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020081925

Category:

Page: 87

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The royall king and the loyall subject Pleasant dialogues and drammas Fortune by Land and Sea by Tho Haywood and William Rowley

The royall king and the loyall subject  Pleasant dialogues and drammas  Fortune by Land and Sea  by Tho  Haywood and William Rowley

Madam , you know I am my Fathers heire , My possibilities may raise his hopes
To their first height : should I despise my hand In a torne glove , or taste a
poysonous draught Because presented in a Cup of Gold ? Vertue will last when
wealth ...

Author: Thomas Heywood

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435032759581

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The fortunes of Nigel Peveril of the Peak

The fortunes of Nigel  Peveril of the Peak

My maternal grandfather , a cadet of that house of Glenvarloch , had followed the
fortunes of an unhappy fugitive ... Had my father lived to complete his purpose ,
by withdrawing his whole fortune from commerce , he himself would have ...

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89005396452

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The Fortune of War

The Fortune of War

After the dinner which my father spread for us , and the toasts which they drank to
me with wishes for luck and health and happiness , until I knew not which way to
turn , and hid my face a moment upon my father's breast ; afterward , I say ...

Author: Elizabeth N. Barrow

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:1002157233

Category: United States

Page: 268

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Categories: United States

The Fortunes of Nigel

The Fortunes of Nigel

to Madrid to prosecute - a belief which she had countenanced out of policy ,
being well aware that a knowledge of my father's having remitted such a large
part of his fortune to England , would in no shape aid the recovery of further sums
in the ...

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:099011315

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Maurice Tiernay the Soldier of Fortune

Maurice Tiernay  the Soldier of Fortune

ried a lady of the Queen's household , a Mademoiselle de la Lasterie , — of high
rank and some fortune ; and with whom he lived happily till the dreadful events of
174 , when she lost her life beside my father , then fighting as a Garde du Corps ...

Author: Charles Lever

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006687670

Category:

Page: 551

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May Middleton Or The History of a Fortune

May Middleton  Or  The History of a Fortune

All this may I proceeded to London , still full of hope and conappear singular —
but it is not the less true : and fidence ; and when I threw myself at my father's thus
did a couple of years pass . We were then feet and confessed everything , I saw ...

Author: George William MacArthur Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017479133

Category:

Page: 136

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The Works of G P R James Esq

The Works of G P R  James  Esq

in our Bemut TGE ENT person ; and while my father spent his years at the court , I
strove to enrich my mind with ... My father's fortunes were soon made , and to our
own inheritance he added the estates of the Lord Langleigh , who was , I fear ...

Author: George Payne Rainsford James

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3339471

Category:

Page:

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The Waverley Novels

The Waverley Novels

It is true that he neither knew " It was at Barcelona that he became acquainted the
extent of my father's wealth , nor did I ... my father , either indifferent in the matter ,
large should believe , tha ' almost our whole fortune or unwilling to distress the ...

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076047277

Category: English fiction

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