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The London assurance

Bernard Drew

The London assurance

a second chronicle

by Bernard Drew

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Published by Printed for London Assurance in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • London Assurance Corporation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Bernard Drew
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 334 p., [24] leaves of plates
    Number of Pages334
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26893709M
    OCLC/WorldCa1001919699

    The London Assurance, by G. S. Street, unknown edition. London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a unique edition of four high socie /5(14).

    In London Assurance, a high-spirited and farcical holiday treat, the vain and lustful Sir Harcourt Courtly travels to Oak Hall to meet his bride-to-be, the charming young Grace Harkaway, whose. Before Noël Coward's Private Lives and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, there was Dion Boucicault's London Assurance, a rollicking farce from filled with tart observations about love and a yuletide gift to New York, London Assurance is being given a delicious revival courtesy of the indispensable Irish Repertory Theatre.

      Old comedies can feel tragically outmoded, and although the cast is solid and spirited, and James Noone's revolving set is lovely, London Assurance inspires more . Royal Exchange, London for example had no such risks on their books, but were they to accept any they would require an extra premium of £2 per cent () for European sea risk and considerably more for the Cape, Australia and the West Indies. The London Assurance Corporation had accepted only one such risk – the captain of a coasting.


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In London Assurance, a high-spirited farce, the vain and lustful Sir Harcourt Courtley travels to Oak Hall to meet his bride-to-be, the charming young Grace Harkaway, whose hand comes with £15, a when the beautiful and vibrant Lady Gay Spanker joins the party, Sir Harcourt becomes too enamored with her to notice that Grace is falling in love with his young son Charles, who has 3/5.

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