"Milne at his lightest" (contemporary TIMES review)
By A.A. Milne
Signed first edition of this collection of three comedies and one drama by Milne, written at the height of his career as a playwright.
"Success! It closes in on you […] I tried to get free – I did try, Sally – but I couldn't. It had got me. It closes in on you."
Before Winnie the Pooh, Milne was "one of England's most successful, prolific and best-known playwrights for a brief period, a fact that now seems almost incredible, when so many people who know his name and love his books have no idea that he ever wrote plays" (Thwaite). This publication contains "To Have the Honour," "Ariadne," "Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers," and "Success." Difficult to find signed.
Read more: Thwaite, Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-The-Pooh.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1926. Original tan cloth, printed paper spine label. In original printed dust jacket. 265,  pages.
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