ISFDB banner

Title: In Brief Authority

You are not logged in. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed.

Title: In Brief Authority Title Record # 19864
Author: F. Anstey
Date: 1915-00-00
Language: English
Note: Two more reviews, wholly positive: -- ample, the lead and longest in "Fiction", The Spectator 115.4554 (1915-10-09) p481-?? -- brief, in "Fiction", The Athenaeum 4590 (1915-10-16) p263 Wholly planned and 3/4 written before the World-War [August 1914] and "inseparably connected with certain characters and incidents of German origin", Anstey carried on without revision "because I cannot bring myself to believe that the nursery friends of our youth could ever be regarded as enemies." --Author's Note, September 1915 The Spectator believes those "nursery friends" are the Brothers Grimm and Märchenland (German fairy tale land).
Synopsis: "It relates the strange adventures in fairyland of the Wibberley-Stimpsons, a family living in a highly select locality within half-an-hour's railway journey from London. Owing to a mistake Mr. and Mrs. [W-S] are crowned joint sovereigns of the fairy land, but their reign, as the title implies, is not a long one, and the difficulties and embarrassments they meet with, and the causes which lead to their ultimate downfall, are fully described in the course of the story." --entire review in "Literary Gossip", The Athenaeum 4586 (1915-09-18) p195 (as "A new novel" forthcoming 1915-09-23, which may be correct)
User Rating: This title has no votes. VOTE
Current Tags: None Add Tags


Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
In Brief Authority 1915-10-00 F. Anstey Smith, Elder & Co.   6/- x+
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
In Brief Authority 2009-03-31 F. Anstey Project Gutenberg 28459 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
Copyright (c) 1995-2019 Al von Ruff and the ISFDB team
ISFDB Engine - Version 4.00 (04/24/06)