Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/nightofforpagefr00dalyiala/page/n4/mode/1upThe Professor has unearthed a play that he wrote back in his University days. He has read it to his housekeeper while his wife was away at the expensive spa ... she disapproves of the theatre ... and said housekeeper was so fascinated by it that when a travelling dramatic troupe manager lobs into town, the Professor is receptive to the manager's manipulative and unscrupulous offer to put on his play.
Meanwhile, one of the Professor's daughters has chanced across a page from Balzac which states "Every bride that lives if she could but know the past and secret life of her husband would renounce him even at the steps of the altar." Her husband, a real Boy Scout of a man, gets sick and tired of her pestering him to "reveal his sordid past" to her, and substitutes the actual past of his visiting University buddy, so that she'll leave off. His wife is then so enraptured by her milktoast husband's supposed womaniser past that ...
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- Project Code: 63lWa9jI
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustin_Daly (Augustin Daly)
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- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 60
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: comedy, play
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