These Charming People
The original title of the book: These Charming People By: Michael ArlenPage 304
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1924. Being a tapestry of the fortunes, follies, adventures, gallantries and general activities of Shelmerdene (that lovely lady), Lord Tarlyon, Mr. Michael Wagstaff, Mr. Ralph Wyndham Trevor and some others of their friends of the lighter sort: Written down by Mr. Ralph Wyndham Trevor and arranged by Michael Arlen. English novelist, Arlen is best remembered for his fantastically successful novel (and play) The Green Hat. His characters are disillusioned, cynical, and witty. This collection of his short stories includes The Smell in the Library, one of Arlen's best horror stories. Also included in this volume are: Introducing a Lady of No Importance and a Gentleman of Even Less: When the Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square: The Hunter After Wild Beasts: The Man with the Broken Nose: The Luck of Captain Fortune: The Ancient Sin: The Cavalier of the Streets: Major Cypress Goes Off the Deep End: Consuelo Brown: The Irreproachable Conduct of a Gentleman Who Once Refused a Knighthood: Salute the Cavalier: The Shameless Behavior of a Lord: The Loquacious Lady of Lansdowne Passage: and The Real Reason Why Shelmerdene was Late for Dinner.