The Dolly Dialogues

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The Dolly Dialogues  (1899) 
by Anthony Hope

[First published in 1894] Hope's first major literary success was a series of sketches that first appeared in the Westminster Gazette and were collected in 1894 as The Dolly Dialogues, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. A. E. W. Mason deemed these conversations "so truly set in the London of their day that the social historian would be unwise to neglect them," and said that they were written with "delicate wit [and] a shade of sadness." Excerpted from Anthony Hope on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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THE DOLLY DIALOGUES.


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(Handwritten note by the author)

THE

DOLLY DIALOGUES.

BY
ANTHONY HOPE.

Reprinted from the Westminster Gazette.

These are foolish things to all the wise—
And I love wisdom more than she loves me

LONDON:
VICTORIA HOUSE PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED,
TUDOR STREET, E.C.

1899.

[All rights reserved.]


Printed by the Victoria House Printing Company, Limited,
Tudor-st., London, E.C.

CONTENTS.




A LIBERAL EDUCATION
1
CORDIAL RELATIONS
7
RETRIBUTION
14
THE PERVERSENESS OF IT
21
A MATTER OF DUTY
28
MY LAST CHANCE
35
THE LITTLE WRETCH!
42
AN EXPENSIVE PRIVILEGE
50
A VERY DULL AFFAIR
57
STRANGE, BUT TRUE
65
THE VERY LATEST THING
73
AN UNCOUNTED HOUR
80
A REMINISCENCE
87
A FINE DAY
94
THE HOUSE OPPOSITE
101
A QUICK CHANGE
108
A SLIGHT MISTAKE
115
THE OTHER LADY
122
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
129
ONE WAY IN
137


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1933, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.