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The Flying Islands of the Night Riley, James Whitcomb

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ISBN 10: 1589634098 / ISBN 13: 9781589634091
Condition: Collectible; Good Hardcover
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[FIRST EDITION] Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1892. Softcover in stiff, embossed wraps with mostly complete dust jacket laid-in. (8), 88 pages. About good only condition with edge stain throughout, bumping, spine heel loss, etc., NOT EX-LIBRARY. (shelf3). Bookseller Inventory # 0620J526845

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Title: The Flying Islands of the Night Riley, James...

Binding: Paperback Jul 01, 2001

Book Condition:Collectible; Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

The Flying Islands of the Night is a three-act play.

The dramatic casts:
Krung – King of the Spirks
Crestillomeen – The Queen – Second Consort to Kring
Spraivoll – The Tune Fool
Amphine – Prince, son of Krung
Dwainie – A Princess of the Wunks
Jucklet – A dwaft of the Spriks
Creech and Gritchfang – Nightmares
Counselors, Courtiers, Heralds, etc., etc., etc.

About the Author:

James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was an American poet, born in Greenfield, Indiana. At the age of 16 he left school and joined a group of itinerant sign painters. Subsequently he acted in a patent-medicine show and worked for a newspaper. From 1877 to 1885 he was a regular contributor of verse to the Indianapolis Journal under the pen name of Benj. F. Johnson, of Boone. Some of the poems were collected in The Old Swimmin' Hole and 'Leven More Poems (1883), a volume that achieved great popularity. His best-known poems include Little Orphant Annie, The Raggedy Man, and When the Frost Is on the Punkin. Riley's popularity derived mainly from his quaint use of Hoosier dialect, his cheerful and whimsical sense of humor, and his intimate understanding of life in the rural Midwest. His other works include Rhymes of Childhood (1890) and Poems Here at Home (1893).

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