Kipps

The Story of a Simple Soul

WELLS, H.G.

WELLS, H.G. Kipps The Story of a Simple Soul

Macmillan, 1905.

First edition. Original green cloth titled in gilt with decorations in blind. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front half title to fellow author. W.W. Jacobs, "To W.W. Jacobs from H.G. Wells" A very good copy with some wear to the edges of the spine and foxing to the preliminary pages.

William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943), author of novels and short stories, wrote in a number of genres, including seafaring yarns, but is best known for his supernatural thrillers such as The Monkey's Paw.
Kipps was made into a film in 1941. "Wells reined in the flights of fancy for this semi-autobiographical tale of a lowly draper's assistant who comes into a fortune. Carol Reed's measured direction and a pitch-perfect performance from Michael Redgrave add up to a small but perfectly-formed classic of British comic realism." (Xan Brooks, The Guardian)

Stock ID: 26701

£3,500.00

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