The Wrong Box

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This was very fun The Wrong Box is one of the lesser known works by Robert Louis Stevenson and I happened to own a copy Actually I've owned a copy for a decade so it was high time to get to it DThe book revolves around a bunch of relatives two brothers their cousin and uncle his ward etc And all of them are up to no good There is a grand piano a misplaced corpse a dying business and a huge sum of money so naturally shenanigans ensue The characters are comic in their self centeredness attempts to get the upper hand end in hilarious situations and the book flies by in a moment It was a uick light read nostalgic in its naivety of humor Loved it Body body Who's got the body?The Wrong Box 1889 is a hilarious mystery spoof by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne It revolves around Masterson and Joseph Finsbury two brothers who are the last surviving beneficiaries of a tontine A tontine is a rather diabolical investment scheme subscribers pay into a fund that is then invested for the lifetime of the participants It is a winner take all scheme meaning that the only one to benefit is the last man or woman standing This of course puts all sorts of temptation in the way of the participants andor their heirs especially once the numbers start to dwindle naturally I mean after all if you have to live to be 100 in order to outlive the competition just how much are you going to be able to enjoy the spoils? And one's sons or nephews might also think it a good idea to shuffle the competition and you last of course off the playing field so they have an opportunity to enjoy it for youMichael Finsbury is Masterson's son He is a successful lawyer who isn't afraid to skate a little close to the wind if necessary to get a client off and win a case Morris and John Finsbury are nephews and wards of Joseph Because Joseph was not the best of businessmen and managed to fritter away what little money he held in trust for his nephews Morris has gotten the old man to sign over his winnings from the tontine should he outlast Masterson So than ever Morris spends his days watching over dear Uncle Joseph just to be sure that he doesn't catch a cold that turns into pneumonia and leads to death before tontine He also has a vague feeling that his Uncle Masterson is really dead and Michael is just pretending the old boy is still alive and kicking while he waits for Joseph to keel over Once that happens he Michael will produce a tame doctor who will verify Masterson's death after Joseph's and Michael will scoop the pot This must be avoided at all costsMorris decides that the best plan would be to head to the country with Uncle Joseph and keep him all cozy at the seaside where he can breathe the lovely country air and be just as healthy as can be Plans go awry when there is a train smash up and an elderly dead body is found in the rubble with bruised face and wearing what seems to be Uncle Joseph's coat Morris and John are in despair there goes their inheritance So they decide to stash the body in an out of the way cottage until Morris comes up with a plan to ship uncle's body to himself in a huge barrel The barrel gets mislabeled and the body winds up going on an unexpected journey from barrel to packing crate to piano and back again Who has the body? And is Uncle Joseph really dead? Is Uncle Masterson really dead? Who is going to inherit all that money?This is an absolutely delightful story the black comedy is a little unexpected from Stevenson but it is hilarious Watching Morris drive himself uietly crazy as he tries to outsmart Michael and track down his missing uncle is great fun Who would have thought that the most prominent and interesting character in a book would be a dead man who won't sit still long enough for you to get a really good look at him? Not that the other characters aren't interesting they are Stevenson always provides great characters and those in The Wrong Box meet his standards Highly recommendedFirst posted on my blog My Reader's Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks 21 JUL 2014 download here JUL 2014 in looking for information about William Dent Pitman author of The uincunx Case I discovered this exact name William Dent Pitman featured as a character in The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and his step son Lloyd Osbourne I have a feeling this author is a combination of Stevenson and Osbourne and they were each having a fun time with us readers I presented this uestion to Bettie whose vast knowledge of books is unparalleled I will cross post this to my review of The Wrong Box 22 JAN 2017 reading this with the 19th Century Literature group at Yahoo So far this is a fun read2 FEB 2017 a dark comedy about greed Morris and to some extent John his brother are always looking over the fence at what life will be like when everyone is dead and the tontine belongs to them well really Morris believes it belongs to him alone they have lost sight of common sense and the leather business The Wrong Box is a silly refreshing read enjoy Much humorous and to the point than 'The Wrecker' While totally unbelievable it was still uite uite funny Point in case Morris's enumerations of 'good' and 'bad' things in chapter six was hilarious Bad —— Good 4 I have almost no money 4 But there is plenty in the bank 5 Yes but I can't get the money in the bank 5 But—well that seems unhappily to be the case 6 I have left the bill for eight hundred pounds in Uncle Joseph's pocket 6 But if Pitman is only a dishonest man the presence of this bill may lead him to keep the whole thing dark and throw the body into the New Cut 7 Yes but if Pitman is dishonest and finds the bill he will know who Joseph is and he may blackmail me 7 Yes but if I am right about Uncle Masterman I can blackmail Michael 8 But I can't blackmail Michael which is besides a very dangerous thing to do until I find out 8 Worse luck 9 The leather business will soon want money for current expenses and I have none to give 9 But the leather business is a sinking ship 10 Yes but it's all the ship I have 10 A fact 11 John will soon want money and I have none to give 11 12 And the venal doctor will want money down 12 13 And if Pitman is dishonest and don't send me to gaol he will want a fortune 13'O this seems to be a very one sided business' exclaimed MorrisNothing like balancing out the pros and cons to arrive at a fresh perspective 'D Robert Louis Stevenson is a household name whose works include Treasure Island Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde He only lived from 1850 to 1894 and this little number was published in 1889 so represents one of his final achievements delivered at the height of his powers There’s a co writer Lloyd Osbourne but he must have been reasonably good too because I can’t tell which passages are Stevenson’s and which are not The story feels as if it was written by one mind holding it in the hollow of a single hand with no hint of committee inputRLS is generally thought of as an author of dramatic adventures but this is a departure because it’s a macabre comedy a farce if you like He must have been a serious man with a sarcastic sense of humour that was dying to tunnel its way out of the starched shirt Excuse the uotation from memory as the book is no longer to hand but some of the lines are just as applicable today things like “Julia often made acuaintances in Bournemouth and would have greatly preferred allowance and less uncle” There’s also “an incident at the railway ticket office which bordered on brigandage” which sounds familiar and still topical to me Then after a supposed murder failure to declare the death followed by desecration of the corpse and forgery of its signature “the legal profession can be so petty” There’s also a massive double train wreck metal and mutilation where one of the shell shocked survivors declares “I think there may have been some sort of accident”Despite dozens of excellent moments I marked it down from a four to a three star rating not because I didn’t think it was great stuff but because the language can be stilted there are slow sections that could have been cut down to keep the action rolling then it goes a bit wrong near the end and reads like a rush for the finish post That aside the core idea is terrific so I’m not underselling thisThe tontine idea this is based on is such a wonderfully exuisitely pointless venture that even though it originated in Italy I can easily imagine the Victorian English seizing on it and making it their own It’s brilliant of course brilliant but pointless I think I need that in my life In brief imagine the parents of thirty children putting in a block of money for investment The last surviving child after ninety or so years wins all of the capital and the interest which has accumulated over the course of their long lifetime Naturally they will be as good as dead when they get it and too much of an invalid to enjoy spending anything so the whole scheme becomes ridiculous just a way to put wealth out of circulation for up to a century It’s a good excuse for the author to show the size of the group depleting in different entertaining ways but this wasn’t explored as well as it might have beenI can see themes in this book that have been re used in popular culture such as the body in the piano turning up again fifty years later in The Green Man Alistair Sim and I’d say it had some influence on Death of a Salesman and permeated into the roots of detective theatreThe people for whom a tontine contract is not ridiculous are the childrennephewsnieces of the last two survivors as it’s the grandchildren of the original funders who are the true beneficiaries not the original children at all there’s the rub and they have every incentive to prod the oldies to a premature demiseThe Wrong Box is black humour it’s vicious insulting full of greed cruel and utterly immoral just like money itself There can only be one winner in this story – and that’s the reader I hope you like it as much as I did THE READER OF THIS REVIEW if this should meet the eye of he will hear of SOMETHING TO HIS ADVANTAGE on the next paragraphHilarious mayhem too bad the ending was somewhat rushed and surely wasn't up to the prevailing jocularity which characterized the remainder of the story Preferred character Michael Finsbury Best chapter CHAPTER VII In Which William Dent Pitman takes Legal Advice 'It seems very wild' said Pitman 'And what will become of the poor young gentleman whom you know by sight?''It will do him good'—said Michael cheerily 'Just what he wants to steady him''But my dear sir he might be involved in a charge of—a charge of murder' gulped the artist'Well he'll be just where we are' returned the lawyer 'He's innocent you see What hangs people my dear Pitman is the unfortunate circumstance of guilt' ps I heartily suggest you to follow this book with the reading of the famous classic of all times who put back the clock? whose main character Robert Skill had probably been—in his own century— widely renowned than Harry Potter himselfaudiobook at This black comedy isn’t what you’d expect from Robert Louis Stevenson but it is hilarious Here’s the teaser I gave our book club Suppose your only hope of coming into your very large inheritance was for your guardian whom you can't stand to outlive your uncle whom you haven't seen in years And suppose that despite your best efforts to keep your guardian in good health the two of you are in a train accident Then imagine that your guardian who likes you even less than you like him escapes in the chaos while you lie unconscious and that when you come to your discover in the wreckage a dead passenger whose features are no longer recognizable but who happens to be wearing the exact same outfit as your guardian Would you not do the only logical thing and pack the corpse into a barrel and mail it to yourself so you could carry on as though your guardian were still living until you could be certain your uncle is pronounced dead first? And would you not be terribly alarmed when a prankster switched the address labels and you received in the mail not the corpse you expected but instead a gigantic marble statue of Hercules? Opening How very little does the amateur dwelling at home at ease comprehend the labours and perils of the author and when he smilingly skims the surface of a work of fiction how little does he consider the hours of toil consultation of authorities researches in the Bodleian correspondence with learned and illegible Germans—in one word the vast scaffolding that was first built up and then knocked down to while away an hour for him in a railway train Thus I might begin this tale with a biography of Tonti—birthplace parentage genius probably inherited from his mother remarkable instance of precocity etc—and a complete treatise on the system to which he beueathed his name The material is all beside me in a pigeon hole but I scorn to appear vainglorious Tonti is dead and I never saw anyone who even pretended to regret him; and as for the tontine system a word will suffice for all the purposes of this unvarnished narrative This comic novel by RL Stevenson better known as the author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped is a lot of very silly fun Most of the action involves a much mislaid corpse but instead of being a gruesome tale it's hilarious The disappointment is the finale which really doesn't uite hold up It doesn't really end It simply stopsThe book was adapted as a motion picture and unlike so many movies based on books this film is actually far better than the book Should you want to laugh until your sides hurt I suggest you skip the book and rent or buy the DVD of The Wrong Box It features Peter Sellers Michael Caine John Mills Ralph Richardson Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as distinguished a cast of actors as anyone could wish for and all at the top of their form Humor from RLS? This is a comedy based on the notionof a tontine in which a group of people invest money and the last surviving member takes it all But what if there is some ambiguity on who is alive and who is not? That is the principle on which The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson And Lloyd Osbourne is based Unfortunately the humor doesn't come off well for this Yankee reader perhaps it's a bit too British It is funny in parts but sometimes I found it a bit forced

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  • 188 pages
  • The Wrong Box
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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  • 24 September 2016
  • 9781406505702