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The Young Visiters or Mr. Sateena's Plan

Author: Daisy Ashford
Price: $24.00
Publisher: George H Doran Company
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: good
Edition: First U.S.
Pub Date: 1919
light wear to spine tips, previous owner's name to front endpaper; jacket is chipped at corners, tips and along top edge rear panel with a loss of most of Hugh Walpole's name, jacket is priced. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Hard Cover. From Wikipedia: "Ashford wrote the novel at the age of nine, in 1890, in an exercise book. Full of spelling mistakes, each chapter was also written as a single paragraph. Many years later, in 1917 and aged 36, Ashford rediscovered her manuscript languishing in a drawer, and lent it to Margaret Mackenzie, a friend who was recovering from influenza. It passed through several other hands, before arriving with Frank Swinnerton, a novelist who was also a reader for the publishing house of Chatto and Windus. Largely due to Swinnerton's enthusiasm for this piece of juvenilia, the book was published almost exactly as it had been written. J. M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, agreed to write a preface. The book was so successful that it was reprinted 18 times in its first year alone. After its publication, rumours soon started that the book was in fact an elaborate literary hoax, and that it had been written by J. M. Barrie himself. These rumours persisted for years." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!