Buttered Side Down

Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968)

"And so," the story writers used to say, "they lived happily ever after."

Um-m-m—maybe. After the glamour had worn off, and the glass slippers were worn out, did the Prince never find Cinderella's manner redolent of the kitchen hearth; and was it never necessary that he remind her to be more careful of her finger-nails and grammar? After Puss in Boots had won wealth and a wife for his young master did not that gentleman often fume with chagrin because the neighbors, perhaps, refused to call on the lady of the former poor miller's son?

It is a great risk to take with one's book-children. These stories make no such promises. They stop just short of the phrase of the old story writers, and end truthfully, thus: And so they lived. E. F. (Summary from the Foreword to "Buttered Side Down")

Genre(s): General Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword Xe Sands
Play 01 The Frog and the Puddle Xe Sands
Play 02 The Man Who Came Back Xe Sands
Play 03 What She Wore Xe Sands
Play 04 A Bush League Hero Xe Sands
Play 05 The Kitchen Side of the Door Xe Sands
Play 06 One of the Old Girls Xe Sands
Play 07 Maymeys from Cuba Xe Sands
Play 08 The Leading Lady Xe Sands
Play 09 That Home-Town Feeling Xe Sands
Play 10 The Homely Heroine Xe Sands
Play 11 Sun Dried Xe Sands
Play 12 Where the Car Turns at 18th Xe Sands