Helen's Babies, With Some Account of Their Ways; Innocent, Droll, Fascinating, Roguish, Mischievous, and Naughty. Also, A Partial Record of Their Actions During Ten Days of Their Existence. By Their Latest Victim, Uncle Harry. John Habberton.

Helen's Babies, With Some Account of Their Ways; Innocent, Droll, Fascinating, Roguish, Mischievous, and Naughty. Also, A Partial Record of Their Actions During Ten Days of Their Existence. By Their Latest Victim, Uncle Harry.

Glasgow: David Bryce & Son, 1877. Wraps. 8vo,183 pp. This humorous novel by American journalist John Habberton (he was literary critic for the New York Tribune) was first published in 1876, although he was not identified in early editions as its author, instead anonymously referred to as "their latest victim." G.K. Chesterton wrote an essay on the novel in Generally Speaking, and George Orwell in his 1945 essay "Good Bad Books" cited it as an example of "the kind of book that has no literary pretensions but which remains readable when more serious productions have perished." (Orwell discusses it again in his 1946 essay "Riding Down from Bangor.") The book was adapted into a silent film in 1924. Approx. 5 by 6 inches. Binding intact, damage to lower spine. Page clean and binding intact. Item #17834

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