Sweet and Twenty: A Comedy in One (Classic Reprint)

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Sweet and Twenty is the product of American playwright Floyd Dell's heartache, said to be caused by a lady named Margot. Published in 1921, the one-act comedy reflects the mismatched dynamic in the author's own relationship with his erstwhile love interest.

This work is a quick and entertaining read at 40 pages, featuring a rather uncomplicated plot: woman and man meet and like each other, but that appears to be only the initial impression. Upon realizing their mutual attraction for each other and the fact that both of them are single, they become argumentative and combative towards one another. After a series of comically ironic events, they make a decision which determines whether they will or will not marry each other despite their seeming incompatibility.

The theme of this play, which is one of his lesser known ones, is quite a departure from his usual fixation on producing books that had topics revolving around his difficult growing-up years. However, the witty repartee by the protagonists in the story and the romantic angles somewhat mirror the author's dealings with some of the many women in his life, as well as his flamboyance and cheekiness.

But this literary creation cannot be accused as being full of froth. It includes some compelling arguments and reflections on the institution of marriage, although Dell's own view is of a more liberal nature. As to the question about the reason behind the title and the conclusion of the story, one needs to read through the end to find out!

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Floyd Dell


Published Date - September 02 2019

ISBN - 9780267179145

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 41


Published Date - September 02 2019

ISBN - 9781330636800

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.3 cm

Page Count - 43

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