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The Wrong Box
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 11, 2013
Pages 318
Binding Paperback
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781492707776
ISBN-10 1492707775
Dimensions 0.72 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.21 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: How very little does the amateur, dwelling at home at ease, comprehend the labours and perils of the author, and, when he smilingly skims the surface of a work of fiction, how little does he consider the hours of toil, consultation of authorities, researches in the Bodleian, correspondence with learned and illegible Germans—in one word, the vast scaffolding that was first built up and then knocked down, to while away an hour for him in a railway train! Thus I might begin this tale with a biography of Tonti—birthplace, parentage, genius probably inherited from his mother, remarkable instance of precocity, etc—and a complete treatise on the system to which he bequeathed his name. The material is all beside me in a pigeon-hole, but I scorn to appear vainglorious. Tonti is dead, and I never saw anyone who even pretended to regret him; and, as for the tontine system, a word will suffice for all the purposes of this unvarnished narrative. A number of sprightly youths (the more the merrier) put up a certain sum of money, which is then funded in a pool under trustees; coming on for a century later, the proceeds are fluttered for a moment in the face of the last survivor, who is probably deaf, so that he cannot even hear of his success—and who is certainly dying, so that he might just as well have lost. The peculiar poetry and even humour of the scheme is now apparent, since it is one by which nobody concerned can possibly profit; but its fine, sportsmanlike character endeared it to our grandparents.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9781461053606 Book cover for 9781492707776 Book cover for 9781499295085 Book cover for 9781512161977 Book cover for 9781519213211 Book cover for 9781519541154
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 25, 2015)
9781519541154 | details & prices | 206 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.47 in. | List price $16.00
About: The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, first published in 1889.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 10, 2015)
9781519213211 | details & prices | 156 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.36 in. | List price $11.99
About: Leopold is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection.
With Lloyd Osbourne | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 11, 2015)
9781512161977 | details & prices | 94 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.22 in. | 0.43 lbs | List price $6.99
About: How very little does the amateur, dwelling at home at ease, comprehend the labours and perils of the author, and, when he smilingly skims the surface of a work of fiction, how little does he consider the hours of toil, consultation of authorities, researches in the Bodleian, correspondence with learned and illegible Germans—in one word, the vast scaffolding that was first built up and then knocked down, to while away an hour for him in a railway train!
With Lloyd Osbourne | from Createspace Independent Pub (June 20, 2014)
9781500258436 | details & prices | 80 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.19 in. | List price $6.99
With Lloyd Osbourne | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 1, 2014)
9781499295085 | details & prices | 88 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.20 in. | List price $6.99
About: How very little does the amateur, dwelling at home at ease, comprehend the labours and perils of the author, and, when he smilingly skims the surface of a work of fiction, how little does he consider the hours of toil, consultation of authorities, researches in the Bodleian, correspondence with learned and illegible Germans—in one word, the vast scaffolding that was first built up and then knocked down, to while away an hour for him in a railway train!
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Large print edition from Createspace Independent Pub (September 11, 2013)
9781492707776 | details & prices | 318 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.72 in. | 1.21 lbs | List price $14.99
About: How very little does the amateur, dwelling at home at ease, comprehend the labours and perils of the author, and, when he smilingly skims the surface of a work of fiction, how little does he consider the hours of toil, consultation of authorities, researches in the Bodleian, correspondence with learned and illegible Germans—in one word, the vast scaffolding that was first built up and then knocked down, to while away an hour for him in a railway train!
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 27, 2011)
9781461053606 | details & prices | 130 pages | 8.00 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $10.99
About: This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known.

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