Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"After Orchids With Pluck and Luck" August 27,1939

from "After Orchids With Pluck and Luck," by Edward Frank Allen, New York Times, August 27, 1939.

“Orchids may resent the characterization given them by Rex Stout in the introduction to this book about the adventures of two young men from Nutley, N.J. “An orchid,” says the creator of Nero Wolfe, the corpulent detective who got that way drinking beer, “is not a flower as a gladiolus or a poppy is a flower; it is a signal for seduction, a beckoning of the exotic, a banner of sophisticated romance.”

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