Parody Outline Of History
Item Description :George H. Doran, NY: 1921 FIRST EDITION. This Parody of H.G.Wells OUTLINE OF HISTORY is illustrated by Herb Roth ~ Blue cloth boards with paper labels on front boards and spine. Boards lightly soiled and worn, else a clean, tight copy. Good/Clear vinyl Jacket.. Subtitle: "Wherein May Be Found A Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events Imagining Them As They Would Be Narrated by America's Most Characteristic Contemporary Authors; WW.L.Phelps, J.B.Cabell, Sinclair Lewis, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ring Lardner, Thornton Burgess, Harold Bell Wright, Edith Wharton, Raymond Shipman Andrews and Eugene O'Neil; Together With Divers Delightful Droll Drawings Pencilled by Herb Roth, The Whole Forming An Amusing and Satirical Picture of American Letters of Today".. Donald Ogden Stewart in his Preface writes " Mr. H.G.Wells, in his "Outline of History" was of necessity forced to omit the narration of many of the chief events in the History of these United States. Such omisions I have in this brief volume endeavored to supply. And as American History can possibly best be written by Americans and as we have no H.G.Wells, I have imagined an American History as written conjointly by a group of our most characteristic literary figures.D.O.S. 230 pages 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tallImages : (Click image see see full size)
|Publisher :||George H. Doran Co.|
|Price : ||$229.95|
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