London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, (1910). 10 pp ads dated 1910. Original green cloth with white spine panel.
First Edition (English).
Polly is a complete comic miracle... Traditions are smashed in the book, with some of the funnier writing in English literature skewering the rites of marriage, courtship, funerals, and shopkeeping. Everywhere Mr. Polly bumbles through, commenting and reacting, while staying untouched... Wells is offering no morals here, simply creating one of the great comic characters in English fiction. [Smith]
MR. POLLY was produced as a movie in 1949, with John Mills in the title role and Betty Ann Davies as his shrewish wife.
This is an unusually bright, fine copy (one small corner of the white spine panel chipped away): Nelson bound many of its 1910-era books with these white spine panels that almost always erode over the years. Wells Soc. 39; Hammond A6. Item #15166