Wish Her Safe At Home

In Wish Her Safe at Home, Stephen Benatar finds humor and horror in the shifting region between elation and mania.

Author: Stephen Benatar

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590173725

Category: Fiction

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Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city—and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate. She will live as a woman of leisure, devoted to beauty, creativity, expression, and love. Once installed in her new quarters, Rachel plants a garden, takes up writing, and impresses everyone she meets with her extraordinary optimism. But as Rachel sings and jokes the days away, her new neighbors begin to wonder if she might be taking her transformation just a bit too far. In Wish Her Safe at Home, Stephen Benatar finds humor and horror in the shifting region between elation and mania. His heroine could be the next-door neighbor of the Beales of Grey Gardens or a sister to Jane Gardam’s oddball protagonists, but she has an ebullient charm all her own.
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SAFE AT HOME

“If you aren't going to do something, I will” shouted Dolores as she unbuttoned Mrs. Hamilton's blouse.” Do with me as you wish,” she screamed at the savages. “But do not harm my dear friends.” But these sad-faced Indians were unmoved ...

Author: Victor H. Thompson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452040592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Safe at Home is a collection of Essays and stories written over many years about his child-hood home town in Northern New Jersey.
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Waverley Magazine

As Sung by the Celebrated Berlin Choir . ... And ' tis my heart I wish him safe at home ! ob tto French for King George up - on the throne , And ' tis 0 my heart I .... wish him safe at home ! boi toi bu ot 2 O where , and ( where Did ...

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At Home in Fiji

To - night I wish them all safe at home . We are now at a village called Nougouloa — i.e . , Black Sand . It is a very pretty tiny town , circular , with double ramparts and double moats , which in these peaceful days are used as taro ...

Author: Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044037714714

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Hours at Home

Every haps she can do something there . Delia , one seemed to suspect every one else . too , has got tired of sitting still , she says , Oh ! what dreadful times these are ! I do when there is so much to do . wish I was safe at home .

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The Three Clerks

The widow entered the room first , and at her heels the expectant beauty . ... and shook her long ringlets in Charley's face , till he wished her - safe at home in Mr. Pepper/ “ And is that wnat you brought me down for. mint's nursery .

Author: Anthony Trollope

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ISBN: OXFORD:590992924

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The widow entered the room first , and at her heels the expectant beauty . ... and shook her long ringlets in Charley's face , till he wished her - safe at home in Mr. Pepperhe saw " And is that woat you brought me down for.

Author: Anthony Trollope

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Hours at Home a Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation

Every haps she can do something there . Delia , one seemed to suspect every one else . too , has got tired of sitting still , she says , Oh ! what dreadful times these are ! I do when there is so much to do . wish I was safe at home .

Author: James Manning Sherwood

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Courtleroy 3 vols

which ended in her persuading the latter , though reluctantly , to return with her . On their way , Barbara said she ... If I cannot write , tell him that I wish him and our other friends safe at home out of these MUSIC HAS CHARMS . 235.

Author: Anne Beale

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Catharine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy

One of them did not appear till this morning - she is about 20 , daughter of a Stipendiary Magistrate , a nice person : all pretty ... I am doing Mother Cecilia's business as well as I can , I think some would wish her safe at home .

Author: K. M. Barry

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COLLIER S CYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL INFORMATION

Oh , no ! true love will be his guard and bring him safe a - gain , For it's 9 부 9 부 cresc .第 ob , in my heart I wish him safe at home , He's gone with streaming banners where no- ble deeds are done , And it's oh ! in my heart I lo'e ...

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The Critical Review Or Annals of Literature

He promised for to marry her , but he did not tell her when ; And ' twas all in her heart she lov'd her Highland man . ... the ( faithless ) French whilst George is on the throne , s , And I vow in my heart I do wish him safe at home .

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South by West

purpose ; though as Mrs. Y. said , if she had met him on the road she should have prepared her purse and her prayers ... followed by two mounted mozos leading the two pack - mules , a goodly array : but “ I wish them safe at home .

Author: Rose Georgina Kingsley

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Viola by the author of Caste

She is most useful to me : I don't see how I could get on without her . ... “ I should be sorry to quarrel with her just now if , indeed , you find her useful . But I've sometimes fancied ... her róle , but I wish she was safe at home !

Author: Emily Jolly

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The Children s treasure

Oh , how I wish that baby Were safe at home to - day ; Or , how I wish she'd lie asleep , And let me run and play : That I might pick the blossoms , And chase the butterfly ; But if I left him by himself I know that he would cry .

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The Dublin University Magazine

Only I wish her room to write letters till dinner Dolly were safe at home again . ” time , and as she sat down before * her table , her eyes rested on a letter " I've got such a splendid idea , lying on her blotting - book .

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The Churchman

gathered in Beth's brown eyes and rolled while Shag kept watch over her , his bright EPIPHANY . siowly down her rosy cheeks . eyes ... the girls there and come home in the big wish she was safe at home , and had minded wagon with them .

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Tropic Sketches

The fair , though trembling at the thought of snakes , So great her wish her rivals to surpass , Dares cautiously to tread the ... dares not pass ; However longing , more afraid to roam , She sighs , and wishes she was safe at home !

Author: esq. A. Clerk

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105047990648

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Godey s Magazine

“ Horrid old creature ! how I wish she was safe at home , ” mentally ejaculated Jane . The rooms now filled fast ; Mrs. Stanton was in ecstasies at having her lace veil nearly torn in shreds in consequence of the crowd ; and Jane was in ...

Author: Louis Antoine Godey

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081675534

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