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Parlor Games (The Pocket Entertainers)

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Published by Lorenz Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indoor games,
  • Games,
  • Games / Gamebooks / Crosswords,
  • Games/Puzzles,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12046899M
    ISBN 101859677657
    ISBN 109781859677650
    OCLC/WorldCa42788884

    A parlour or parlor game is a group game played indoors. They were often played in a games were extremely popular among the upper and middle classes in Great Britain and in the United States during the Victorian era.. The Victorian age is sometimes considered the "Golden Age" of the parlour game. During the 19th century, the upper and middle classes had more leisure time than. 0 club reading this now 0 members have read this book Based on a true story, comes a sweeping historical novel about a beautiful con artist whose turn-of-the-century escapades take her around the world as she's doggedly pursued by a Pinkerton Agency detective.

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Parlor Games is a whirlwind memoir of May Dugas’ adventures around the world. Based on a true story, May Dugas is part con artist, part whore and mostly genius. She befriends aristocratic men in exchange for money, diamonds and fancy trips around the world/5(). Parlor Games is a completely enjoyable read.

I love historical fiction, and in this impressive first novel, Biaggio has clearly done her research and woven it into a fast-paced and spellbinding tale.

The exquisite descriptions about the surroundings and fashions of the turn of the last century placed me squarely in /5(90). Parlor Games is a completely enjoyable read. I love historical fiction, and in this impressive first novel, Biaggio has clearly done her research and woven it into a fast-paced and spellbinding tale.

The exquisite descriptions about the surroundings and fashions of the turn of the last century placed me squarely in /5(91). Parlor Games takes place in Manhattan, a high society brother and sister have a strangely, too tightly knit relationship.

The brother is accused of murder, months in the past, by a young woman’s mother. This is where the mysteries, big and small, really begin. Which is what this book really is, a mystery thriller/5.

" Parlor Games is a captivating tale narrated by the irresistible and deliciously unreliable con-woman, May Dugas. Her escapades, which span the Gilded Age right through the turn-of-the-century, immediately transport the reader to a bygone era.

It’s a wildly entertaining and constantly surprising ride.". Parlor Games by Parlor Games book Biaggio is a fictionalized account of a female con artist born in a small town in Michigan.

The story opens with a trial held in her home town in She was used inventing a new alias when she wanted to start a new life. I counted five aliases in this book/5(12). Parlour Games: Traditional Indoor Games to Amuse and Delight (Pocket Entertainers) (Pocket Entertainments) unknown Published by New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd.

From The Book of Parlour games: comprising explanations of the most approved games for the social circle, viz. games of motion, attention, memory, mystification and fun, gallantry and wit, with forfeits, penalties, etc.

() * Rooster. This is a short game, reaching a quick conclusion and exciting a. Francis Willughby was kind of early sociologist, capturing the habits of his contemporaries in his unpublished Book of Games, as if it were an academic treatise.

By the nineteenth century, though, you could choose from a huge range of commercially available printed books of parlour games. EPYC is a lot of fun, and a great alternative to the "do something silly while people guess" type parlour games.

At the top of the paper, each player writes a sentence. Then they pass the papers to their left. The next player "draws" the sentence a la Pictionary, then folds the paper so only the drawing is visible and passes it to their left. Parlor Games is an extremely well-written book by first-time aut.

Parlor Games is an extremely well-written book by first-time author Biaggio. The protagonist really existed which makes the story all the more compelling/5(15).

An innocent virgin enters a brothel to escape starvation and receives expert tutelage in the steamy Victorian parlor games that rakish gentlemen indulge in Border Lord Julia Templeton Fleeing an unfaithful fiancé, a nubile young lovely finds herself the prisoner of a lustful Scottish laird and must bow to his every erotic whim.

The game was simple: fill a bowl with brandy, put several raisins or plums in the bowl and let them sink to the bottom, and light the brandy on fire.

The entire object of the game was to retrieve the raisins from the bottom of the inferno without burning yourself too badly. The worst part about it is that you bravely charge into a burning bowl of brandy, risking life and limb and your reward is the worst dehydrated snack food. by Catherine H.

Waterman - This book was originally published in and was one of the first books on parlor games that we have seen. Also contains rebuses. Great family fun ' Sun Herald Written by two young mums, Parlour Games for Modern Families sets out to revive the tradition of indoor family book is bursting with games of logic and memory, wordplay, card games, role-play, and rough and tumble.

No game requires any equipment beyond a pack of cards, a dictionary, dice, paper, and pen. " Parlor Games is a captivating tale narrated by the irresistible and deliciously unreliable con-woman, May Dugas. Her escapades, which span the Gilded Age right through the turn-of-the-century, immediately transport the reader to a bygone era.

It's a wildly entertaining and constantly surprising ride.". Parlor Games A Novel (Book): Biaggio, Maryka: A beautiful con artist relates her turn-of-the-century escapades that took her around the world as she was being doggedly pursued by a Pinkerton Agency detective.

Games that you’d play in a parlor if you had one; Jim Moskowitz's Officially Incomplete List of Parlor Games The book, the spirit, the experience. Bernard De Koven invites you to open a gift of playfulness at Free ebook. More thandownloads so far. An intrinsic part of the entertainment program was the parlor game.

The Victorians were particularly fond of parlor games, a number of which have since been forgotten, though a select few have been passed down to successive generations and remain firm favorites even today.

Victorian families were among the first ever to be blessed with abundant. About Parlor Games. A sparkling historical novel based on the remarkable true story of turn-of-the-century con artist May Dugas, once dubbed America’s “Most Dangerous Woman.” It’sand eighteen-year-old May Dugas has ventured to Chicago in hopes of.

The author traces the life of May Dugas, who schemes, thieves, claws, charms, swindles and whores her way to economic success. One of the tragedies of May’s life is that she grew up in Menominee, Wis., and aspired to so much : Maryka Biaggio.Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gallagher, Nora, Parlor games.

Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, © (OCoLC) Document Type.Get this from a library! Parlor games. [Jess Michaels; Leda Swann; Julia Templeton;] -- In these three historical tales of sensual awakening from Jess Michaels, Leda Swann, and Julia Templeton, nothing that stimulates and titillates is taboo, ecstasy comes in many sizes, and pleasure is.