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The Little Minister by James M. Barrie - Paperback - 1969 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000001140)

The Little Minister

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The Little Minister

by James M. Barrie

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New York: Airmont, 1969. Mass Market Paperback. Classics Series CL187. No ISBN. Very Good. Tanned. Dust spots to top edge. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and very tight with light chipping at both ends. Not from a library. No remainder mark. No tears, no creases, no folds. 319 pp.

Adapted into a play and into five movies, the last starring Katharine Hepburn. The Little Minister is set in the 1840s in Thrums, a Scottish weaving village based on Barrie's birthplace, and concerns Gavin Dishart, a young minister with his first congregation. The weavers he serves riot in protest against reductions in their wages and harsh working conditions. Warned by Babbie, a beautiful and mysterious Gypsy, that the local laird, has summoned the militia, the weavers prepare for a fight. During the ensuing melee, Dishart rescues Babbie from the soldiers. Dishart and Babbie fall in love, he never suspecting that she is really a well-born lady who is unwillingly betrothed to the old laird. Devotion to his mother and his pastoral calling strain thier relationship.


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The Little Minister
James M. Barrie
Mass Market Paperback
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New York
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fiction, romance, labor, class, Luddite, Scottish, Scotland
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Fiction; Europe; Erotica; Britain; Domestic and Family Fiction;

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Mass Market
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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