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Representative Plays, 1926 J. M. Barrie

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Representative Plays With an  Introduction by William Lyon Phelps, 1926 by J. M. Barrie is a collection of 6 of Barrie's plays. The plays are:

Quality Street

The Admirable Crichton

What Every Woman Knows

Dear Brustus

The Twelve-Pound Look

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

The introduction by Professor Phelps of Yale fame (an ego celebrated and earned) is worth reading for both pleasure and impressive perceptive comment.  Phelps states that Barrie as a genius cannot be classified; he is simply himself.  (I show a photo of the first page of Prof.Phelps' introduction.)

The book is in good condition, a library copy protected by a cellophane slip cover.  The library indicates that this book was withdrawn.  The text of the plays is clean, no marks, no tears, strong binding.   Only the Introduction shows some underlining.

The book publishing page shows that the plays were copyrighted in 1926 and renewed in 1954,  There is no indication as to when this copy was published, evidently shortly after 1954.

The book measures 5 1/4 inches 7 1/4 inches by 2 inches.   There are 439 pages, some browning.


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