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The Admirable Crichton

The Admirable Crichton

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The Admirable Crichton

by BARRIE, J.M. (play); THOMSON, Hugh (illustrations)

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. First U.K. Trade Edition. Thick quarto; crimson cloth, with titling and elaborative decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; viii, 236pp; illus. + 20 hand-tipped color plates. Some trivial wear to board edges, offsetting to endpapers, with old, shallow dampstain to right edge of text; Very Good+. Basis for Lewis Gilbert's 1957 British comedy film of the same name, starring Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil parker and Sally Ann Howes.

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A moment before the curtain rises, the Hon. Ernest Woolley drives up to the door of Loam House in Mayfair. There is a happy smile on his pleasant, insignificant face, and this presumably means that he is thinking of himself. He is too busy over nothing, this man about town, to be always thinking of himself, but, on the other hand, he almost never thinks of any other person. Probably Ernest's great moment is when he wakes of a morning and realises that he really is Ernest, for we must all wish to be that which is our ideal.

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Bookseller
Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
23442
Title
The Admirable Crichton
Author
BARRIE, J.M. (play); THOMSON, Hugh (illustrations)
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First U.K. Trade Edition
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1914
Bookseller catalogs
Illustrators; Modern Drama;

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Spine
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Gilt
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