When a Man's Single by J. M. Barrie. Volume II of The Novels, Tales & Sketches of J. M. Barrie - Antique Book, Vintage Book, 1900s

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The 1909 Author's Edition of When a Man's Single by J. M. Barrie. Volume II of The Novels, Tales & Sketches of J. M. Barrie.

Written by J. M. Barrie. Frontispiece illustrated by J. Bernard Partridge. Author's Edition, 1909. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.

CHAPTER I
Rob Angus is Not a Free Man

"One still Saturday afternoon some years ago a child pulled herself through a small window into a kitchen in the kirk-wynd of Thrums. She came from the old graveyard, whose only outlet, when the parish church gate is locked, is the windows of the wynd houses that hoop it around. Squatting on a three-legged stool she gazed wistfully at a letter on the chimney-piece, and then, tripping to the door, look up and down the wynd."

James Matthew "J. M." Barrie (1860 - 1937) was the Scottish novelist and playwright who wrote The Little White Bird (the first appearance of Peter Pan), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, and the novel, Peter and Wendy.

When a Man's Single (first published 1888) is an autobiographical fiction in which a little boy in the make-believe village of Thrums, Scotland grows up to be a writer. This and other early works are "marked by quaint Scottish dialect, whimsical humour and comic clowning, pathos, and sentimentality." (Encyclopedia Britannica)

At his death, Barrie bequeathed all rights to Peter Pan, and the proceeds, to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Through thick and thin, and copyright expirations and renewals, Peter Pan continues to watch over the hospital's children.

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Condition*: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Gold-embossed green cloth cover is slightly sunned along the top and the spine else book is in near fine condition. There's a small stain on the top text block near the head of the spine.

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