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Personality Plus (Paperback) Loot Price: R288
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Personality Plus (Paperback): Edna Ferber

Personality Plus (Paperback)

Edna Ferber

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Excerpt: ... down beneath there are millions and millions of regular, everyday women doing regular everyday things in regular everyday clothes. Women who wash on Monday, and iron on Tuesday, and bake one-egg cakes, and who have to hurry home to get supper when they go down-town in the afternoon. They're the kind who go to market every morning, and take the baby along in the go-cart, and they're not wearing crepe de chine tango petticoats to do it in, either. They're wearing skirts with a drawstring in the back, and a label in the band, guaranteed to last one year. Those are the people I'd like to reach, and hold." "Hm " said Hopper, from his corner, cryptically. Bartholomew Berg looked at Emma McChesney admiringly. "Sounds reasonable and logical," he said. Sam Hupp sat up with a jerk. "It does sound reasonable," he said briskly. "But it isn't. Pardon me, won't you, Mrs. McChesney? But you must realize that this is an extravagant age. The very workingmen's wives have caught the spending fever. The time is past when you can attract people to your goods with the promise of durability and wear. They don't expect goods to wear. They'd resent it if they did. They get tired of an article before it's worn out. They're looking for novelties. They'd rather get two months' wear out of a skirt that's slashed a new way, than a year's wear out of one that looks like the sort that mother used to make." Mrs. McChesney, her cheeks very pink, her eyes very bright, subsided into silence. In silence she sat throughout the rest of the conference. In silence she descended in the elevator with T.A. Buck, and in silence she stepped into his waiting car. T.A. Buck eyed her worriedly. "Well?" he said. Then, as Mrs. McChesney shrugged noncommittal shoulders, "Tell me, how do you feel about it?" Emma McChesney turned to face him, breathing rather quickly. "The last time I felt as I do just now was when Jock was a baby. He took sick, and the doctors were puzzled. They thought it might be...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: Edna Ferber
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-4432-3737-6
Categories: Books > Law
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > General
LSN: 1-4432-3737-X
Barcode: 9781443237376

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