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A Very Private Person: The Story of Izaak Walton Killam and His Wife Dorothy

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A Very Private Person: The Story of Izaak Walton Killam and His Wife Dorothy

by How, Douglas

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ISBN 10
0969153414
ISBN 13
9780969153412
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About This Item

Memorial Fund Foundation, 1976. Author's Note. The story of the Maritime businessman who together with his wife established a foundation to manage the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies. The foundation commissioned the writing of this book so the recipients might know the basis of their grants. The signatures of the four trustees are laid in on a blank presentation page. Unclipped, unpriced DJ has edge wear with 1/2" closaed tear at head of spine on front panel. Bookseller's Inventory # 171521.. Signed by Trustees. No Edition Stated. Black Cloth. As New/Fine. 10 1/4" X 7 1/4". Laid in.

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The plot of Peyton Place is quite controversial among modern first editions, and the history of its publication is just as scandalous. Peyton Place was largely based off of the small town scandals that were known to plague several New England towns. Some of the places and characters so closely resembled their real life counterparts that author Grace Metalious was actually sued for libel. Some of the people in these towns were particularly distraught that their communities were depicted so negatively, the reception of Peyton Place nearly drove Metalious into hiding. The book was first published by Julian Messner, Inc in 1956, and it was an instant hit. Through word of mouth, it sold approximately 60,000 copies in the first two weeks of its publication, and it stayed on the New York Time best seller list for 59 weeks. It was so popular, it was adapted into a film and into a multi-year daytime soap opera. The first US edition dust jacket is fairly plain and the paper quality was low, so the jacket is likely to be browned or yellowed with age. Famously, Metalious was sued for libel by one of the people who was included in the book. Tomas Makris was featured in Peyton Place , and his name and physical characteristics matched the real-life individual. Notably, the character's name in UK edition was changed to Michael Kyros, and the character's name was changed in later US editions to Michael Rossi. In a shocking twist that infuriated many, Metalious had actually forged Makris' name on the release form. Such behavior is of course condemned by the literary community.

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Bookseller
Lower Beverley Better Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
001521
Title
A Very Private Person: The Story of Izaak Walton Killam and His Wife Dorothy
Author
How, Douglas
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
No Edition Stated
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0969153414
ISBN 13
9780969153412
Publisher
Memorial Fund Foundation
Place of Publication
Nova Scotia
Date published
1976
Size
10 1/4" X 7 1/4"

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An online bookstore that just grew from a combination of a love of books, a desire to save them from landfill and an inability to bypass yard sales. A considerable percentage of my inventory is signed editions. I also take pride in my Canadiana catalogue.

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