The Unbearable Bassington
Publisher: John Lane Co. 1913
Number of pages: 147
In the staid British society of 1900, the irresponsible Comus Bassington is always getting into trouble. What can be done with him? Ship him to the Colonies, where he can no longer embarrass his mother or break the hearts of girls who find him inexplicably attractive.
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