THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF QUINCY ADAMS SAWYER AND MASON CORNER FOLKS ..
by Pidgin, Charles Felton
Boston: L. C. Page Company, 1909.. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth. First edition, first printing with "First impression, May, 1909" on copyright page. Sequel to Pidgin's QUINCY ADAMS SAWYER AND MASON CORNER FOLKS (1900), his best-known and best-selling novel of life in rural Massachusetts, a "treasure-house of New England idiosyncrasies and peculiarities, manners, and customs ... inspired by James Russell Lowell's poem 'The Courtin'" (Kunitz and Haycraft, p. 1105). FURTHER ADVENTURES introduces elements of detection. It includes two of Sawyer's early cases, "The Murder at Cottonton" in "Mary Dana" (chapter XX) and "The Great Isburn Ruby" (chapter XXXI). Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 85. Hubin (1994), p. 646. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 P-393. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel just a bit faded, a very good copy. (#156511) (Inventory #: 156511)
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