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The Dragon of Wantley

The Dragon of Wantley by Owen Wister
By: (1860-1938)

A novel, The Dragon of Wantley, was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of The Virginian) in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press, the story is a comic "burlesque" (in the author's words), concerning the "true" story of the Dragon. It is a romantic story set at Christmastime in the early 13th century. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten years. This is the 1895 edition.

First Page:

THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY

HIS TALE

By Owen Wister

Illustrations by John Stewardson

SECOND EDITION

Philadelphia J·B·LIPPINCOTT COMPANY 1895

[Illustration: ·COPYRIGHT·1892·

·BY·J·B·LIPPINCOTT·COMPANY·

PRINTED·BY·J·B·LIPPINCOTT·COMPANY

·PHILADELPHIA·USA·]

TO MY ANCIENT PLAYMATES IN APPIAN WAY CAMBRIDGE THIS LIKELY STORY IS DEDICATED FOR REASONS BEST KNOWN TO THEMSELVES

Preface

When Betsinda held the Rose And the Ring decked Giglio's finger Thackeray! 'twas sport to linger With thy wise, gay hearted prose. Books were merry, goodness knows! When Betsinda held the Rose... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - December 26, 2014
Good fun Well told


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