George W.M. Reynolds and Edgar Rice Burroughs

January 19, 2021

ERBzine 1797: ERB Library Review by R.E. Prindle

42 Responses to “George W.M. Reynolds and Edgar Rice Burroughs”

  1. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    And I have my favorites. Mary Roberts Rhinehart and Booth Tarkington are two of them. When I read one of Mrs. Rhinehart’s stories I always wish I had been sufficiently gifted to have written it, and then when I read something of Tarkington’s I feel the same way about that.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    The only Booth Tarkington work I have read is Alice Adams. A girl in Indiana of modest means dreams of one day marrying into High Society.

    George Stevens made a movie of it in the 30’s; starring Katherine Hepburn & Fred MacMurray…later of Caine Mutiny fame.

    The movie and book have diametrically opposed endings; and you can probably imagine which has the “happy one”.

    The movie is marvelous; an all time favorite of mine; Hepburn is soo like Me in that film it is scary.

    The penultimate scene is when middle class Alice (Hepburn) invites rich MacMurray to her modest abode for dinner. The scene is both hilarious and heartbreaking; as she attempts to “put on airs” to impress MacMurray; showing off her French and even going so far as to have her mom & dad hire a domestic for the evening; (Hattie McDowell of Gone With the Wind note); the disaster of an evening when even the ice cream melts from the searing summer heat is still etched in My mind to this day.

    • reprindle Says:

      Hm, golden memories. Tarkington is the only author to get two pulitzers. He’s from small town Indiana but doesn’t show it too much. I’ve read a number, mostly high school. Seventeen stands out plus his Schofield boys stories. If you’re interested in the period very pleasant reading. Hep cat. There are some interesting writers from the period all but forgotten. ‘Flaming Youth.’ Not very good, title promises a lot and delivers nothing. All the film copies are supposedly lost. I was involved in a wonderful debate on that a few years ago. Quite a story.

  2. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    Another memorable scene: Alice comes back from a high society cotillion and her father asks if she had a good time; she feigns satisfaction but then goes to her room and stares out the window at the rainy Indiana evening and cries hysterically; knowing that she does not now and likely will never “fit in” with the social elite of the town. Her loving father hears her lamentations from his own bedroom and you can see the pain he likewise feels at his child’s unhappiness.

    • reprindle Says:

      Can you imagine not being to fit in with a bunch of rubes of some small town where sophistication is a just a word in the dictionary. I was never so disappointed as I was when I met the ‘elite.’ I busted my ass to mingle with this crowd?

      • Daughter of Babylon Says:

        The thing of it was; at least in the film; the prominent family in town had a house that looked like a cross between the Hearst Castle and the Taj Mahal; so they seemed to be doing rather well for a bunch of hicks from French Lick…

        When you think of “classy” American locales; you first think of the North Shore of Long Island (where I lived for decades); Manhattan; Connecticut; the Berkshires; Boston maybe Princeton in NJ; the good parts of Philly & DC like McLean & Georgetown; maybe Shaker Heights, Ohio…Palm Beach; Maybe Charleston (SC not WV); Lake Shore Drive in Chicago; Beverly Hills; San Francisco / Nob Hill; and that’s about it.

  3. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    Alice’s mother is quite the domineering figure in the film; relentlessly henpecking her husband to “do better” (he is a pharmaceutical clerk) in order to give Alice “everything she deserves”. Her husband usually meekly submits; though he does protest on occasion.

    She sort of parallels that domineering mother of Gary Cooper / Lou Gehrig in Pride of the Yankees; and so the notion that women before the 1970’s were subservient doormats to their all powerful husbands is quickly shown to be what it is: an absurdly fallacious re-write of history.

    • reprindle Says:

      I know. I could never figure how women who controlled their husbands down to fine detail could complain about being powerless. That’s like a captain of an aircraft carrier whining because he has no authority. Tough job though.

      • Daughter of Babylon Says:

        On being “made”:

        “It’s the highest honor they can
        give you. It means that
        nobody can fuck around with you.
        It also means you can fuck around
        with anybody, as long as they aren’t
        also a member. It’s like a license
        to steal; a license to do anything”
        ___Henry Hill / Goodfellas

        I would say being a White Female in 2021 America is more or less the same thing…

        In fact it is far better; as you are immediately recognized by Everyone as such.

        And this includes the government and “authority” figures; who will show you far more deference and latitude than some mafioso.

        • Daughter of Babylon Says:

          Timely Example:

          TORONTO — A wealthy businessman will have to pay more than $50,000 a month in spousal support for 10 years to a woman with whom he had a long-term romantic relationship even though they kept separate homes and had no children together, Ontario’s top court has ruled.

          https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/no-home-or-kids-together-but-couple-still-spouses-appeal-court-rules

          Like Henry said; a license to steal…

          And that is only one out of a billion examples.

        • reprindle Says:

          Well, the Ladies are still living off the Angel on the Pedestal image of the nineteenth century despite what’s here name who worte the Female Mystique. Even though since 1960 and the pill when the female image became the Jewish ideal of the total slut. I am astonished at the number of men who beat their wives come down hard on an exposed wifebeater. The 1996 Feminine Sweeps really astablished the female as sacred whether pure or frail.

  4. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    20 Jan 2021: “Donald Trump leaves White House peacefully.”

    The Biggest Coward and Pussy in American History.

    He let his enemies shit in his AND his supporters faces for four years; and he smiled and called it ice cream.

    He allowed every single one of his enemies to get away with murder.

    A pathetic worm; and nothing more.

    Good fucking riddance to him.

    • reprindle Says:

      I agree in total. He was a fraud that kept us all hanging on by hope while he threw us bones. A complete dupe of the Jewish establishment in this country and in Israel. I don’t wish him ill but I think his future is going to be very difficult. Meanwhile he has saddled the country with Biden and the Slut. He could have turned the election over easily but refused to do it. Shameless and shameful.

      • Daughter of Babylon Says:

        You must admit; all those posts I made about him way back to August 2019…proved absolutely true.

        I rest My case.

        • Daughter of Babylon Says:

          Submitted for your (and the readers) consideration:

          reprindle Says:

          September 14, 2020 at 2:41 am
          All depends on whether Trump has the balls.

          Daughter of Babylon Says:

          September 14, 2020 at 2:59 am
          Trump does not matter in the slightest; he is a fraction more than insignificant; not even a basement clerk in my universe.

  5. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    Ron says:
    I think his future is going to be very difficult.
    >>>>>

    Don’t worry!

    When his enemies serve him with a writ that sends him to the gallows; why all he will have to do is “file a lawsuit” (lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) and like magic; all those friendly judges (lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) who helped him soooooo much during the election will immediately “intervene” on his behalf and halt the hanging.

    Yep. They will determine that the electric chair is a far better option for his departure from this realm.

  6. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    Those November criminals from 11/11/1918 ain’t got nothin’ on this Present Crop…

    • Daughter of Babylon Says:

      When the pastor had left the hospital in Pasewalk that evening of November 10, 1918, ”there followed terrible days and even worse nights” for ***** ******.

      ”I knew,” he says, ”that all was lost. Only fools, liars and criminals could hope for mercy from the enemy. In these nights hatred grew in me, hatred for those responsible for this deed . Miserable and degenerate criminals! The more I tried to achieve clarity on the monstrous event in this hour, the more the shame of indignation and disgrace burned my brow. What was all the pain in my eyes compared to this misery?”

      And then: ”My own fate became known to me. I decided to go into politics.”

      As it turned out, this was a fateful decision for ****** and for the world.

      • reprindle Says:

        You just had a comment trashed. Be alert! You’ve made the list. I was about to reply and your comment was redlined.

        • Daughter of Babylon Says:

          Be alert!
          >>>>

          Yes, the Daughter of Babylon is shaking in Her Boots.

          Lol.

          I came into this world not to be judged; but rather to pronounce judgement.

          For before Christ and before Abraham I was; and I shall still be here long after the religions they founded have crumbled into dust.

          • reprindle Says:

            Well, you remember that scene in Paris with Cagliostro? Memories are as eternal as life.

            • Daughter of Babylon Says:

              Something out of a Guy de Maussapant short story?

              Ha-ha!

              Did you know that Jack Parsons was shown in an astral working that Cagliostro was the last of his previous four incarnations before he became Jack Parsons in 1914?

              “And one heavily robed and veiled showed me the sign, and told me to look, and hehold, I saw flash below me four past lives wherein I had failed in my object…..And again as Count Cagliostro, failing because I failed to comprehend the nature of women in my Seraphina.”
              ___Parsons / Book of Antichrist 1948

  7. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    One last word on the matter:

    You know full well I am not nor have I ever been a Trump “supporter” or a Republican Party member or a “conservative”.

    I am likewise not for Biden; nor for the Democratic Party; nor I am a “liberal”.

    I am a Radical Moderate.

    I am neither Left nor Right but Above.

    I have LONG detested BOTH the Republican and the Democratic Parties; both are criminal organizations run by murderous banking and corporate conglomerates.

    The thing that I find so disgusting is that is was clearly a stolen election; and any effort to prove that fact was IMMEDIATELY SILENCED by what I called In My Sacred Book from 2019 “One Very Large Racket” (which is a combination of multiple rackets infested and entwined in every nook and cranny of American life) to insure that a Lie Was Presented As Truth.

    And as I wrote in the Book; that racket is so ruthless and so cunning that they make the Mafia look like a bunch of subway pickpockets.

    • reprindle Says:

      The mafia could and did learn a great deal from them. They are the mother load of dirty tricks. They are so clever that they are going to be subsumed by the Chinese. So, how smart are they?

  8. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    E-mail Me so we can discuss these affairs further with a little privacy.

  9. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    Ever read “No Exit” by Sartre?

    Well that’s what you have.

    There is no way out.

    • reprindle Says:

      Sartre is the most despicable writer of the post war years and that is saying a lot. He gives me ‘nausea.’ His roads to freedom are all dead ends. Existentialism sucks.

      The way in is the way out.

  10. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    Biden is the last president because of the sum of the 4 on Mt Rushmore:

    1,3,16, {25th man (26th prez)} = 45 (or 46)

    (Wash, Jeff, Linc, & T Roos.)

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    So the sum is 45 actual men (46 presidents because of G. Cleve interrupted by B. Harrison).

    And Biden is the 45th man; and the 46th Prez.

    So he is the last of the line.

    I am 46 (or 47, depending on how you read it); and that is appropriate given the contents of Isaiah 47.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Now the William Branham prophecy is still very much in tact because what did he say just before I take My Throne?

    “There will be in that time, during that time the woman will be permitted to vote, and they’ll elect the WRONG PERSON which will start the stronghold. During that time it’ll come to pass that there’ll be a great woman rise up in the United States; she’ll be beautifully dressed, that’ll take rulership over the power, overpower the others in the United States. She’ll be beautiful to look at, but she’ll be cruel-hearted as she can be”.
    ___William Branham / 8 December 1960

    He knew that somehow there would be a deliberate mix-up via duplicity just before My Reign and the *wrong person* would somehow win; which of course implies some type of fraud or chicanery.

    • reprindle Says:

      There is always a certain synchronicity strangely and there is little doubt that Biden is the end of the skein. The end of the skeing and a half wit, the least qualified of all the president elected by the odds and ends of failing society and the fraud of an arrogant aristocracy that knows nothing. A good girl like you Pammy can do a lot.

  11. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    I am 46 (or 47, depending on how you read it); and that is appropriate given the contents of Isaiah 47.
    >>>>>

    And of course 46 + 47 = 93; the Most Sacred Thelemic Number…and the Number of The Book of The Law.

  12. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    Covid has killed about 155,000 people in India in the last year…in a nation of 1.4 billion.

    So that means about one out of every 9000…which is a statistically insignificant number; since at least one out of every 90 people dies every year anyway; so this is another 1% dead.

    Israel gives Anthony Fauci an award for his “defending science”; it was for one million dollars.

    All the people in power are filthy pathological liars; it is a disgusting revolting web; a hideous snake pit of vipers; and Hell awaits ALL of them.

    • reprindle Says:

      I hate to say this Pamela, and so many have and they have been scorned, but there’s always a Jews at the bottom. A million that Israel cadged from the American voter, and a bunch of Chinese lenders, to give to this dog traitor Fauci. It never fails. Johnathan Pollard has been reward for crimes against the US by cushy living in Israel. I think you’re right, Americans are the most stupid people living.

  13. Daughter of Babylon Says:

    The guy who represented the government during My Father’s case before the US Supreme Court apparently dropped dead a couple of years ago; he was 90. His name was Wayne Barnett; and though I am sure he was a good lawyer; if you listen to the oral argument he did not do well at all representing the interests of the Kennedy Justice Dept. (I guess Bobby Kennedy was his boss / the A.G.). Much hesitation and near stuttering.

    On the other hand; My father’s lawyer E Barrett Prettyman Jr did an incredible; fantastic job to set My Father free and insure that all of history would be changed and the Daughter of Isis would be born shortly thereafter.

    https://law.stanford.edu/stanford-lawyer/articles/in-memoriam-professor-wayne-barnett/#:~:text=Wayne%20Barnett%2C%20professor%20emeritus%20at,art%20department%20during%20his%20tenure.

    https://www.oyez.org/cases/1962/491

    So Wayne Barnett died on 3/8/2019.

    I Myself died (as mentioned in many previous posts) and then achieved immortality on 8/11/1988.

    The time between 8/11/1988 and 3/8/2019?

    11,167 days.

    I was of course born on 1/11/67.

    I’m Isis.

    Buy it.

    You will sleep better.

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