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The Little Train

£75.00

Product description

This little book was written by Greene and published in 1946, but it was attributed only to Dorothy Craigie, the illustrator (and Greene's lover). Subsequently he acknowledged his authorship and this book, published by Max Parrish and dated 1957, was probably the first edition to proclaim this. Subsequent editions via a number of different publishers were illustrated by Ardrizzone. "For those interested in reappraising and recovering the modernist heritage of children's literature, much can be learned from comparing these two versions of Greene's story. Identifying and examining the changes made by Ardizzone highlights the extent to which the Greene-Craigie picture book is both grounded in its period and able to offer insights into what Greene was then thinking about his work in relation to modernism." (Kimberley Reynolds in "Recoupling Text and Image").

Max Parris hardback with no DJ. Plain end papers. Multiple illustrations, colour and black and white alternating, and with the full map of the journey in black and white as the central pages. Red cloth covered boars with gilt embossed engine on front and gilt lettering to spine. Good binding and no marks.

A relevant and revealing item in the Greene oeuvre.

Item details

Author(s):
Greene Graham
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21 x 19 cm approx
Edition:
12957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
36
Publisher:
Max Parrish
Title:
The Little Train

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This little book was written by Greene and published in 1946, but it was attributed only to Dorothy Craigie, the illustrator (and Greene's lover). Subsequently he acknowledged his authorship and this book, published by Max Parrish and dated 1957, was probably the first edition to proclaim this. Subsequent editions via a number of different publishers were illustrated by Ardrizzone. "For those interested in reappraising and recovering the modernist heritage of children's literature, much can be learned from comparing these two versions of Greene's story. Identifying and examining the changes made by Ardizzone highlights the extent to which the Greene-Craigie picture book is both grounded in its period and able to offer insights into what Greene was then thinking about his work in relation to modernism." (Kimberley Reynolds in "Recoupling Text and Image").

Max Parris hardback with no DJ. Plain end papers. Multiple illustrations, colour and black and white alternating, and with the full map of the journey in black and white as the central pages. Red cloth covered boars with gilt embossed engine on front and gilt lettering to spine. Good binding and no marks.

A relevant and revealing item in the Greene oeuvre.

Author(s):
Greene Graham
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21 x 19 cm approx
Edition:
12957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
36
Publisher:
Max Parrish
Title:
The Little Train

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