The Little Minister. J. M. Barrie, James Matthew.
The Little Minister

The Little Minister

Hard Cover. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, no Date. Near Fine.


Later printing. Publisher's decorative green cloth, with a leaf and vine urn design to the front board and spine in gilt, lettered in gilt. Near fine, with just a touch of toning to the spine, some faint rubbing to the spine ends, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise very clean interior. First published in 1891, The Little Minister tells the story of Gavin Dishart, a young cleric working with his fist congregation in a small Scottish village that Barrie based on his own hometown. Specifically, it tells of Dishart's relationship with a Gypsy woman named Babbie, which is set against the class conflict between the village weavers and the local elite. The Little Minister was adapted for the stage in 1897; Maude Adams, who played Babbie in the early productions, is commemorated in this volume with a portrait frontispiece. In 1934, The Little Minister was adapted for the screen, and the film of the same name starred Katherine Hepburn in the leading role.


Item #JMB019

Price: $110.00