Hell Said the Duchess

Hell! said the Duchess (1934) is a delightfully bizarre book, telling a "bedtime story" in a light, humorous style that contrasts oddly with its gruesome and horrific subject matter.

Author: Michael Arlen

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ISBN: 1939140528

Category: Fiction

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"It belongs to those short, perfect books that are rarely written in English." - "Evening Standard" "[T]his extremely odd performance is indicative of great power." - Gerald Gould, "The Observer" "[A] right intriguing comedy and mystery. As entertainment during your insomnia, it is earnestly recommended." - "Milwaukee Journal" "[A] perfect masterpiece of hair-raising horror. It may offend some of its readers, but it will not bore them." - "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" A female killer stalks the streets of London, sleeping with young men before slashing their throats and mutilating their bodies. The crimes have baffled the police and enraged Londoners, who demand the murderer's arrest. Mary, Duchess of Dove, a gentle young widow who is beloved by all who know her, seems an unlikely suspect, but the clues all point to her. The police have a variety of theories - perhaps the Duchess has been hypnotized or drugged, maybe she has an evil double, or could it be a Communist plot to discredit the peerage? Inspector Basil Icelin is determined to solve the mystery, but the true explanation is far more shocking and terrifying than anyone could ever imagine. Michael Arlen (1895-1956) became a rich and world-famous celebrity after the publication of his bestseller "The Green Hat" in 1924. "Hell! said the Duchess" (1934) is a delightfully bizarre book, telling a "bedtime story" in a light, humorous style that contrasts oddly with its gruesome and horrific subject matter. This first-ever reprinting of what Karl Edward Wagner has called the best supernatural horror novel ever written includes an introduction by Mark Valentine.
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A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

Esp. as in Gad, it must be (or must have been) hell in there! uttered in a 'superior
officer' accent, is yet another of the very popular c.pp. to have orig. in the GOON
SHOW, q.v. (P.B.) hell! said the Duchess when she caught her teats in the ...

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134929993

Category: Foreign Language Study

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A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.
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The Road to Hell

Gadrial felt quite abruptly small and selfish and mean. “No, dear, don't feel that
way,” the duchess said, deciphering her stricken expression. “You've no idea
how comforting it is, knowing Jasak has someone as wonderful as you waiting to
help ...

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 9781625794857

Category: Fiction

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Entry #3 in the popular Hell's Gate series by 28 times New York Times best-selling author David Weber and Joelle Presby. The war between magically-gifted Arcana and psionically talented Sharona continues to rage. The dragon-borne Arcanan assault across five universes has been halted at Fort Salby by a desperate defense, but at atrocious cost. One of those costs was the life of Crown Prince Janaki, heir to the newly created Sharonian Empire, who went knowingly to his death in the tradition expected of the House of Calirath. And another price will be the sacrifice of his younger sister, Grand Imperial Princess Andrin, now heir of Sharona, for the accords creating the Sharonian Empire require the marriage of the heir to the Crown to wed a Uromathian prince. Andrin bears her family's Talent, the Glimpses, which show flashes of events yet to come. She knows the accords must be secured . . . and like her brother, she will pay any price, make any sacrifice for her duty to her people. Sharona's soldiers dig in, facing the Arcanans in a tense standoff which cannot last long. Both sides continue rushing reinforcements towards the front, but how do armies fight wars when they can reach one another only through the portals which join the universes? And far, far behind the front, carried by dragons, a young Voice name Shaylar and her husband Jathmar hurtle deeper and deeper into Arcanan captivity, their only protection the fierce personal honor of the Andaran officer whose men massacred all of their companions in the horrendous misunderstanding which began the entire conflict. Men and women of honor on both sides must grapple with the terrible costs and deadly secrets of the spreading cataclysm, and in the shadows, those who will balk at neither treason nor murder drive the conspiracies which pour fuel into the furnace. The stakes are high and the pieces are in motion, but there are factors known not even to the conspirators and not even a Calirath can Glimpse the final outcome. The Hell's Gate Series: The Road to Hell Hell Hath No Fury Hell's Gate About the Hell's Gate series: "Magic and high tech collide in this exciting military SF novel from bestseller Weber . . . The authors treat both societies sympathetically and realistically, with human vices and virtues evenly distributed."–Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel…Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”–Publishers Weekly “. . .everything you could want in a heroine …. Excellent … plenty of action.”–Science Fiction Age “Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”–Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”–Locus “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . ."–Publishers Weekly
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Hell. 'A dark corner near Third Pot, famed for its growth of violets', Wrench:
Winchester College: C.19-20: prob. rather j. than eligible. Ex the Hampshire ... A
man or a 'HELL!' SAID THE DUCHESS woman of a devilish character: C.16-20,
ob.

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134963652

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The definitive work on the subject, this Dictionary - available again in its eighth edition - gives a full account of slang and unconventional English over four centuries and will entertain and inform all language-lovers.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries Part 1 A Group 1 Books New Series

Selected list of authors and books on the Index librorum prohibitorum ” : p . 367-
370 . Aug. 27 , 1934 ; 2c . and aff . Aug. 29 ; A 75087 ; Alfred A. Knopf , inc . ( 34-
29882 ) 7387 Arlen , Michael , 1895– Hell ! said the duchess ; a bed - time story ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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ISBN: UCAL:B3458497

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The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

With W . Hackett . Man ' s mortality : a story . 1933 , Garden City NY 1933 . Hell !
said the duchess : a bed - time story . 1934 , Garden City NY 1934 . The crooked
coronet , and other misrepresentations of the real facts of life . 1937 , Garden City
 ...

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
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When the Duchess Said Yes

That was where he'd landed when that hell-born beast of a horse had thrown him
, square on the same shoulder he'd already dislocated once before. It had taken
a surgeon and two helpers to hold him down and push it back to rights the last ...

Author: Isabella Bradford

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345527325

Category: Fiction

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The romantic escapades of the irrepressible Wylder sisters continue in Isabella Bradford’s fun, charming, and breathtakingly passionate series—as the wildest of the Wylders turns an arranged marriage into a game of desire to tame a wayward duke. Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention—but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their much-anticipated first introduction. So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a dangerously handsome stranger, she nearly succumbs. The shock of finally meeting her betrothed only to come face to face with her rakish would-be seducer inspires fury—and fans the flames of a fire that both Lizzie and the Duke acknowledge is a most agreeable way to start a marriage. In her husband’s arms, Lizzie knows she has found love. But is the passion that accompanies endless nights of erotic discovery enough to persuade a duke whose scandalous lineage and lifestyle prevent him from giving his heart completely?
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Office Appliances

Hell , ' said the Duchess . " An article on house organs in a remote issue of Office
Appliances made use of the expression " Hell ” in an abstract manner . A friend
abroad advises us that " Hell ” has a very tangible application abroad , and it's ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015080176889

Category: Business

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The Family Herald

Her carriage drove away , and the Duchess of Loretto said she would bring her
early . " left him standing ... said Helleck , turning deadly pale , " unless the deep
lias " What do you mean ? he exclaimed . given up its dead ! She sank outside
the ...

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Arts Gazette

... of would be an extra baby , exclaimed : “ Hell ! said the Duchess ! ” fathers
making fools of themselves with toys mechanical At the Capucines and other little
Paris theatres— and living ; of Cupid casting the glad eye and pointing why
always ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112109773413

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A Haven in Hell

Sadly, some of the signs known to have existed in the House have disappeared:
Come into the Garden is a 1990's reproduction as is the sign at the foot of the
stairs: Come upstairs and risk meeting the padre - who said: Our wall-paperdom,
 ...

Author: Paul Chapman

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9780850527735

Category: History

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Talbot House Poperinghe was opened in November 1915 as a 'Soldiers Club' - a haven from hell - by two Chaplains of the 6th Division, Philip 'Tubby' Clayton and Neville Talbot. The house was dedicated to the memory of Gilbert Talbot, Neville's brother, who had been killed in in the afternoon counter-attack (set up to re-take the positions lost in the early morning Liquid Fire attack of the same day) at Hooge on 30 July 1915. For the following three years, except for a short period in 1918, the doors of Talbot House never closed and it became a 'home-from-home' for the officers and men of the British and Imperial armies of the time. Today Talbot House is a living museum offering a friendly greeting and a cup of tea to visitors on their arrival - a house rule established by 'Tubby' Clayton in 1915. Bringing to the reader the history of the house and its contents, the book brings to life the multitude of events that took place in and around it as well as telling the little-known stories of Clayton's frequent trips to the front line to minister to the men in the trenches around Ypres
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A Dictionary of Catch Phrases American and British from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day

c.p.- of the same semantic order as hell! said the duchess. P.B.: by no means
confined to Australia: in UK hyperbole goes further, “...and forty thousand
arseholes strained in the dust', while for the US, A.B. writes, 1979, “This goes on:
“ten ...

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780812885361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Explains the origins and meanings of popular phrases
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The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax

“Well, Duchess,” said Farrell, smiling at her. “Well, Farrell,” she said, smiling back
at him, and lifted a petticoat to wipe her eyes. “You look like hell, Duchess,” he
said fondly, “but you're safe.” “Safe,” repeated Mrs. Pollifax, tasting the word on ...

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780804151764

Category: Fiction

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“Should delight you whether you’re looking for smiles or thrills.”—The New York Times Book Review Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown, married children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. She takes on a “job” in Mexico City. The assignment doesn’t sound dangerous at first, but then, as often happens, something goes wrong. Now our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroiled in quite a hot Cold War—and her country’s enemies find themselves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady. “Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.”—Toronto Star
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Moth and Spark

Cina had been relatively calm aboutit, saying only, Ishall have to take herhome.
Most courtiers ... “The Duchess of Osstig, my lord,” he said tonelessly. Oh hell.
Seana. He shouldhave expected it. “Send herin. And see thatweare not disturbed
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Author: Anne Leonard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472214836

Category: Fiction

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A Tale of Magic, Adventure and True Love. In the country of Caithen, Prince Corin is tasked with freeing the dragons from their bondage to the Emperor. To help him in his quest, the terrifying beasts have allowed Corin a little of their power. But the history of the dragons' slavery is shrouded in mystery and no one can assist in his quest to free them ... until the arrival of Tam at court - a sensible doctor's daughter, who discovers a remarkable talent. She is a seer, gifted with visions. Sparks fly when Corin and Tam meet ... but it's not all happily ever after. Not only is the prince forbidden to marry a commoner, but war is coming to Caithen. Torn between love and duty, Corin and Tam must work together to master their newfound powers and unleash the dragons at last.
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Christmas With The Duchess

“I brought you here,” he said, looking gravely at Emma. She glared back at ... “My
servants have all retired for the night,” Emma said ungraciously. “I see no reason
... As we all know, hell hath no fury like the green-eyed monster.” “Colin!” Emma ...

Author: Tamara Lejeune

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781420120325

Category: Fiction

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Nicholas St. Austell's Christmas Wish List --An invitation to a holiday house party --A shiny gold pocket watch --An introduction to Emma, the Duchess of Warwick --Roasted chestnuts --A dance with Emma --A new pair of Hessians --A kiss from Emma under the mistletoe --Christmas with the Duchess. . .
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The Unfaithful Queen

And you will burn in hell.” I said nothing. “Remember Anne,” Charyn added after
a moment. “She came to grief because of the lust of the flesh. And it was a
musician, Mark Smeaton, who caused her ruin.” “Along with several other men
who ...

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250011022

Category: Fiction

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From New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII, a novel about Catherine Howard, wife of Henry's later years Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager high-spirited Catherine Howard caught the king's eye—but not before she had been the sensual plaything of at least three other men. Ignorant of her past, seeing only her youthful exuberance and believing that she could make him happy, he married her—only to discover, too late, that her heart belonged to his gentleman usher Tom Culpeper. As the net of court intrigue tightens around her, and with the Tudor succession yet again in peril because of Prince Edward's severe illness, Queen Catherine struggles to give the angry, bloated and impotent king a son. But when her relations turn against her, she finds herself doomed, just as her cousin Anne Boleyn was, to face the executioner. The Unfaithful Queen lays bare the dark underbelly of the Tudor court, with its sugared rivalries and bitter struggles for power, where a girl of noble family could find herself sent to labor among the turnspits in the kitchens or—should fortune favor her—be exalted to the throne.
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B atrix The jealousies of a country town and the commission in lunacy

“Does a time come, then, when we are tired of amusing ourselves,” said la
Palférine, “of being nothing, of living as the birds live, of hunting in Paris like wild
men, and laughing at all that turns up?” “We tire of everything, even of hell!

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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ISBN: UOM:39015066275325

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The Works of Honor de Balzac B atrix Pierre Grassou

Does a time come , then , when we are tired of amusing ourselves , " said la
Palférine , “ of being nothing , of living as the birds live , of hunting in Paris like
wild men , and laughing at all that turns up ? " We tire of everything , even of hell !

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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ISBN: WISC:89003883303

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The Works of Honor de Balzac

We tire of everything , even of hell ! " said Maxime with a laugh .- " Till this
evening . " The two scamps , the old one and the young one , rose . As Maxime
got into his one - horse cab , he said to himself : " Madame d'Espard cannot
endure ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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ISBN: UCLA:31158009693952

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