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Parlor games

a novel

by Maryka Biaggio

  • 203 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Swindlers and swindling,
  • Pinkerton"s National Detective Agency,
  • Female offenders,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Standing trial for extortion in 1917, beautiful con artist May Dugas recounts her version of the events that led to her arrest, from her reluctant residence in a famous Chicago bordello and her insinuation into high society to her world travels as a seductress and blackmailer.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-382).

    StatementMaryka Biaggio
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3602.I14 P37 2013c
    The Physical Object
    Pagination382 pages ;
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26455191M
    ISBN 100307950891
    ISBN 109780307950895
    OCLC/WorldCa861974820

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An innocent virgin enters a brothel to escape starvation and receives expert tutelage in the steamy Victorian parlor games that rakish gentlemen indulge in Border Lord Julia Templeton Fleeing an unfaithful fiancé, a nubile young lovely finds herself the prisoner of a lustful Scottish laird and must bow to his every erotic whim.

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Family parlor games (or parlour games) are quiet, indoor games suitable for families that were originally played around a table for an evening's entertainment. They are great after dinner parties or other functions. Parlor Games are indoor games that can be enjoyed by adults and children of all ages.

The Victorians were particularly fond of parlor games, a number of which have since been forgotten, though a select few have been passed down to successive generations and remain firm favorites even today. Victorian families were among the first ever to be blessed with abundant free time, and among the last to pass that time without television.

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The gossip game is a fun parlor game for children that may also teach a lesson about the inaccuracy of information when passed by word of mouth. Assemble a group of kids in a line or circle. Write down a short paragraph--about two to four sentences--and allow the first player in the group to quickly look it over, not allowing other players to see.

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GREAT BOOK FOR A LOT OF IDEAS AND FUN. A parlour or parlor game is a group game played indoors. They were often played in a parlour. These games were extremely popular among the upper and middle classes in Great Britain and in the United States during the Victorian era.

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Stephen West Comments. It is mind-numbing to consider the fact that out of all the parlour games people used to play, this is the only game where the instructions typically tell you to proceed with caution.

The warning actually has nothing to do with human safety, they just urge players.