The story is Lardner at his best, skirting the fence between sentimentality and cynicism and achieving pathos.
The most illuminating critical remark on Lardner came from an absurdly unlikely source, Virginia Woolf.
Fortunately for us, there's been a Lardner revival the past few years.
Please enjoy this gem, reprinted with permission from Lardner's family, on Titanic Thompson.
They followed Lardner slowly down the vast hall that led under the lip of the mountain.
The provisioning of the great house was the work of the Lardner, Fr.
Lardner protests against Pliny's application of the words "contumacy and inflexible obstinacy" to the Christians of Pontus.
Lardner is said to have made $200,000 on a lecture tour in America.
Dr. Lardner says: “Christians of all sorts were guilty of this fraud.”
Would 've and should 've are widely used; Lardner commonly hears them as would of and should of.