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Inside this Book – The Wrong Box (1889) is a hilarious mystery spoof by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. It revolves around Masterson and Joseph Finsbury, two brothers who are the last surviving beneficiaries of a tontine. A tontine is a rather diabolical “investment” scheme–subscribers pay into a fund that is then invested for the lifetime of the participants. It is a winner-take-all scheme meaning that the only one to benefit is the last man or woman standing. This, of course, puts all sorts of temptation in the way of the participants (and/or their heirs)–especially once the numbers start to dwindle naturally. I, mean, after all if you have to live to be 100 in order to outlive the competition just how much are you going to be able to enjoy the spoils? And one’s sons or nephews might also think it a good idea to shuffle the competition (and you–last, of course) off the playing field so they have an opportunity to enjoy it for you.
Inside this book –The Wrong Box PDF Book by Robert Louis Stevenson – This is an absolutely delightful story–the black comedy is a little unexpected from Stevenson, but it is hilarious. Watching Morris drive himself quietly crazy as he tries to outsmart Michael and track down his missing uncle is great fun. Who would have thought that the most prominent and interesting character in a book would be a dead man who won’t sit still long enough for you to get a really good look at him? Not that the other characters aren’t interesting, they are. Stevenson always provides great characters and those in The Wrong Box meet his standards. Highly recommended.
The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson PDF : eBook Information
- Full Book Name – The Wrong Box
- Author of this Book – Robert Louis Stevenson
- Language – English
- Book Genre – Fiction, Novel, Short Story, Classics, Humor, Literature, Mystery
- Download Format – PDF
- Size – 683.85 KB
- eBook Pages –263
- Price – Free