The Bent Twig

Dorothy Canfield FISHER (1879 - 1958)

Semi-autobiographical series of incidents in the life of an intellectual American family in the late 19th - early 20th Century as seen by favored daughter, Sylvia Marshall. Her father is an economics professor in a Midwestern state university and she is following in his inquisitive footsteps. Canfield writes this in a matter-of-fact manner with Tarkingtonesque good humor. ( Summary by BellonaTimes )

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I Sylvia's Home Bellona Times
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Play 02 II The Marshall's Friends Bellona Times
00:33:07
Play 03 III Brother And Sister Bellona Times
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Play 04 IV Every One's Opinion Of Every One Else Bellona Times
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Play 05 V Something About Husbands Bellona Times
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Play 06 VI The Sights Of La Chance Bellona Times
00:36:24
Play 07 VII "We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident..." Bellona Times
00:50:51
Play 08 VIII Sabotage Bellona Times
00:26:47
Play 09 IX The End Of Childhood Bellona Times
00:23:31
Play 10 X Sylvia's First Glimpse Of Modern Civilization Bellona Times
00:21:18
Play 11 XI Arnold's Future Is Casually Decided Bellona Times
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Play 12 XII One Man's Meat Bellona Times
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Play 13 XIII An Instrument In Tune Bellona Times
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Play 14 XIV Higher Education Bellona Times
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Play 15 XV Mrs. Draper Blows The Coals Bellona Times
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Play 16 XVI Playing With Matches Bellona Times
00:32:03
Play 17 XVII Mrs. Marshall Sticks To Her Principles Bellona Times
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Play 18 XVIII Sylvia Skates Merrily On Thin Ice Bellona Times
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Play 19 XIX As A Bird Out Of A Snare Bellona Times
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Play 20 XX "Blow, Wind; Swell, Billow; And Swim, Bark!" Bellona Times
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Play 21 XXI Some Years During Which Nothing Happens Bellona Times
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Play 22 XXII A Grateful Carthaginian Bellona Times
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Play 23 XXIII More Talk Between Young Moderns Bellona Times
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Play 24 XXIV Another Brand Of Modern Talk Bellona Times
00:28:13
Play 25 XXV Nothing In The Least Modern Bellona Times
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Play 26 XXVI Molly In Her Element Bellona Times
00:39:02
Play 27 XXVII Between Windward And Hemlock Mountains Bellona Times
00:25:29
Play 28 XXVIII Sylvia Asks Herself "Why Not?" Bellona Times
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Play 29 XXIX A Hypothetical Livelihood Bellona Times
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Play 30 XXX Arnold Continues To Dodge The Renaissance Bellona Times
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Play 31 XXXI Sylvia Meets With Pity Bellona Times
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Play 32 XXXII Much Ado Bellona Times
00:24:36
Play 33 XXXIII "Whom God Hath Joined..." Bellona Times
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Play 34 XXXIV Sylvia Tells The Truth Bellona Times
00:33:21
Play 35 XXXV "A Milestone Passed, The Road Seems Clear" Bellona Times
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Play 36 XXXVI The Road Is Not So Clear Bellona Times
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Play 37 XXXVII "... _His wife and children perceiving it Bellona Times
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Play 38 XXXVIII Sylvia Comes To The Wicket Gate Bellona Times
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Play 39 XXXIX Sylvia Drifts With The Majority Bellona Times
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Play 40 XL A Call From Home Bellona Times
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Play 41 XLI Home Again Bellona Times
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Play 42 XLII "_Strange that we creatures of the petty ways Bellona Times
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Play 43 XLIII "_Call now; is there any that will answer thee_?" Bellona Times
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Play 44 XLIV "_A bruised reed will He not break Bellona Times
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Play 45 XLV "_That our soul may swim Bellona Times
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Play 46 XLVI A Long Talk With Arnold Bellona Times
00:29:50
Play 47 XLVII "...And All The Trumpets Sounded!" Bellona Times
00:04:18