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Passionate Witch Hardcover – 1952

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Methuen; 1St Edition edition (1952)
  • ASIN: B0010JZHQC
  • Shipping Weight: 1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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By A Customer on June 14, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Thorne Smith, in his brief but amazing life, established a one-man literary genre. In the years since his death no one has usurped his place as a creator of alcoholic hilarity in the novel form. His faithful public will greet with joy this genuine new Thorne Smith novel, left unfinished at the time of his death and now completed by Norman Matson.
This uproarious novel recounts the remarkable consequences of a marriage of a meek and respectible man with a grade-A witch. T. Wallace Wooly, Jr., a wealthy widower who lived a quiet and stuffy life on a diet of vitamins and vegetable juices, did not know what he was getting in for when he rescued a strange woman, entirely nude, from a burning hotel. In fact, Mr. Wooly was a little bewildered a week later to discover that he had taken the lady as his wife. His bride's unconventional antics were eventually to revolutionize Mr. Wooly's life. He who had never in his life drunk anything stronger than carrot juice was to find that steady alcoholic consumption was requisite to peace of mind. There follow some of the finest binges in literature, climaxed by the memorable scene in which Mr. Wooly disguised as an old lady from Perth Amboy, appears at a Turkish bath.
Does this sound a lot like Bewitched? It should - Sol Saks, the series creator, based his show on the original idea put forth in this novel.
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Thorne Smith died while writing this book. Even the beginning isn't up to Smith's usual quality. It was finished by Norman Matson, who plodded where Smith would have gamboled.
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Badly written. The author tacked his effort on to Thorne Smith's unfinished piece and it really shows. Smith was a charmer, but this tack-on is junk.
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This is Thorne Smith at his best. Not for prudes. Must have an ability to laugh at ridiculous situations that Thorne presents.
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Saw the movie (I Married a Witch) 12 years ago,purchased the movie on DVD 5 months ago,this tops it all off;Great reading.
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