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Humbugs of speculation

Humbugs of speculation

a saterical poem, embracing several historical sketches of speculative operations, national and individual, during the last four years

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Published by Whig Office in Saratoga Springs [N.Y.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby a citizen of Saratoga Springs.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination12 p.
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17506641M
OCLC/WorldCa12286957

  The Book of Speculation abounds with imaginative flourishes, but they don't always stick. As a first-person narrator, Simon is largely stiff and drab; many of the other major characters feel. career—his humbugs and his temperance—are not so distinct as they might first appear. For Barnum, drinking is a problem because it separates one from reason, threatening chances of financial success. In other words, the intemperate man, like a gambler, is engaged in .

"Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon--the legacy of P.T. Barnum's 'humbug' culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's 'fake news'. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all/5(6).   The Book of Speculation. by Swyler, Erika. Downloadable Audiobook - Not Currently Available. Holds: 2 on 1 copy. Request this Download. Add to My For Later Shelf On my shelf. The Humbugs of the World. An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages by Barnum, P. T. eBook -

  There has even been speculation that the various clans originated from outer space and migrated here from beyond the stars eons ago, trying to mix in (unsuccessfully) with the rest of the world s population. Proverbs + To Cure Or Protect Animals + The Recovery Of Stolen Property + The Haunts And Habits Of Witches + Bogeys And Humbugs + The Reviews: 1. Early life. Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of innkeeper, tailor, and store-keeper Philo Barnum (–) and his second wife Irene maternal grandfather Phineas Taylor was a Whig, legislator, landowner, justice of the peace, and lottery schemer who had a great influence on him.. Barnum had several businesses over the years, including a general store, a book.


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Humbugs Of Speculation: A Satirical Poem () Paperback – Septem by A Citizen Of Saratoga Springs (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: A Citizen Of Saratoga Springs. Humbugs of Speculation: A Satirical Poem Paperback – by Citizen Of Saratoga Springs (Creator)Format: Paperback.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Humbugs of Speculation: A Satirical Poem Item Preview remove-circlePages: A wonderful tale of mystery, magic, carnivals, mermaids, tarot and through it all is the book of speculation linking the lives of two families.

The main character is Simon who on receiving the book has to learn to unravel its mysteries if he wants to save his sister/5. "The Book of Speculation is a luscious experience - dark, sweet, and wild." - Katherine Dunn - Katherine Dunn The information about The Book of Speculation shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

P.T. Barnum tells tales of some of the world's greatest deceits, cheats, cons, and delusions, all of which go under the definition of "humbug". Still a fine read, the anecdotes in every chapter will delight and even, at times, surprise. flag Like see review.

Amanda Lynn rated it really liked it/5(15). The Book of Speculation Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more.

The Book of Speculation: Book Review by Dinh. Synopsis: Dear Mr. Watson, I came across this book at auction as part of a larger lot I purchased on speculation. The damage renders it useless to me, but a name inside it led me to believe it might be of interest to you or your family.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Humbugs of the World, by P. Barnum. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Humbugs of the World, by P. Barnum This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. The humbugs of the world: An account of humbugs, delusions, impositions, quackeries, deceits and deceivers generally, in all ages.

Barnum, P. (Phineas Taylor), ; Making of America Project. Publication date. the book of speculation by Erika Swyler ‧ RELEASE DATE: J When a young librarian comes into possession of the diary of a traveling circus from more than years ago, he decides the book may hold clues to a family mystery he needs to solve to save his sister’s life.

The Book of Speculation Erika Swyler, St. Martin's Press pp. ISBN Summary Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead. One June day, an old book arrives on Simon's doorstep, sent by an antiquarian bookseller who purchased it on speculation.

Fragile and water damaged, the book is a log from the owner of a traveling carnival in the s, who reports strange and magical things, including the drowning death of. The candy known as "humbugs" are characterised by having a soft sweet center and a hard striped shell.

In many ways, this was seen to be similar to a bee which is striped and produces sweet honey. This led to it being given the colloquial name of "hunny bug" seeing as bees are bugs that produce honey and that "hunny" had been a popular way of.

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION alternates between two plots that are moving toward each other in time. In studying the book Churchwarry sent him, Simon is working out his family history backwards. The stories contained in the book itself tell of the origins of his family and what drives the young mother to suicide by drowning.

And when the book within the book is actually magical, as it is - or may be - in Erika Swyler's The Book of Speculation, well, let the wild read start.” — Star-Telegram “A wonderful novel, full of mystery through the centuries [with] great details about carnival life, similar to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.”.

In his fascinating survey Humbugs of the World (), Barnum draws a distinction between humbugs and what we might call hoaxes. Our Reading Guide for The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.

Discussion Questions - PLG_CONTENT_PAGEBREAK_PAGE_NUM - LitLovers. I have chosen as the title of my lecture a phrase used by Professor Joan Robinson, who, in her book Economic Philosophy, talks of "the humbug of finance which Keynes had destroyed".

What she means by the phrase "the humbug of finance" is the view held by British finance capital, based in the City of London, in the late twenties, and propagated by the British Treasury (because of which this.

The Humbugs of the World () by P. Barnum An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages Publisher’s Note →. the book of speculation a novel Download the book of speculation a novel or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get the book of speculation a novel book now. This site is like a library, Use search box .Buy Featured Book Title Bunk Subtitle The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News and humbugs presented in his rather elegant leading to much speculation.

Books are sensual and powerful objects in The Book of Speculation, but then so is the tarot, water, the circus, and love and lust themselves. The mermaid women, condemned by the curse to drown amongst seething scuttling crabs, are bewitching and irresistible.

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