THE WOOLLCOTT READER by Alexander Woollcott
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Here's a sure fire bet for the best seller list, and the bookseller can confidently expect the substantial backing of the publisher -- and the author, whose radio public reflects instantly their faith in his judgment in any book, including his own. This fills a real need -- for in it he has brought together, eighteen of his own favorites, for the most part material that is not readily accessible elsewhere, and in many instances, material that is totally unfamiliar, until such time as Woollcott's own references created a demand. Contents as follows: Margaret Ogilvy by J. M. Barrie; Dolly Dialogues by Anthony Hope; Kamongo by Homer W. Smith; In the Green Mountain Country by Clarence Day; his own translation of The Children's Crusade by Marcel Schwob; The Happy Journey from Trenton to Camden by Thornton Wilder; Cardinal Manning, by Lytton Strachey; The Bar Sinister by R. H. Davis; The Whistler's Room by Paul Alvardes; A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh; a chapter from Viva Mexico by C. M. Flandrau; William Allen White's obituary of Mary White; My Little Boy by Karl Ewald; Mr. Fortune's Maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner; three Saki stories; Doctor of the Old School by Ian Maclaren. Each selection followed by ""anecdotal afterwords"" by Woollcott.

Pub Date: Dec. 2nd, 1935
Publisher: Viking