Ellen Terry's Memoirs. Edith Craig.

Ellen Terry's Memoirs

Hardcover. New York: G.P. Putnam''s Sons, 1932, first edition. Clean, tight 8vo, 367pp, book is slightly shelf woirn with light bumping to tips and tail of spine. Former owner stamp on front pastedown and ffe. Edges are lightly dusty. Dust jacket price clipped top and bottom, torn and taped in several places, missing several pieces on edges and tips of front cover, a long tear at the spine gutter on the top. Rubbed and wrinkled, but extant. Very Good / fair. Item #15830

Preface, notes and additional biographical chapters by Edith Craig and Christopher St. John. Critical opinion of the memoirs of actors and acresses is often biased by the old traditon that the greatest of them are uninteresting and not too bright outside their art. Terry is a brilliant exception to such prejudice. She writes with vividness, grace, and above all, with directness and penetration. She was the intellectual friend of people such as George Bernard Shaw and others. A great piece of personal literature and a womderful insight into the the theater of her era.

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