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Viewing Entry - The wrong box (E14201)
by Stevenson, Robert Louis.

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TitleThe wrong box
Author / Responsible partyStevenson, Robert Louis.
GenreHumorous fiction.
TopicsHumorous fiction. Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Cousins -- Fiction. Uncles -- Fiction. Brothers -- Fiction Avarice -- Fiction Mystery fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really.

Additional Information

System control numberE14201
Original Print PublisherScotland : Longmans, Green & Co., 1889
Narrator NameAndy Minter.
Participant or performer noteAndy Minter.
Narrators GenderMale narrator