Young America Abroad (Dikes and Ditches)

By: Optic, Oliver (William Taylor Adams)

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean condition. There is edge wear, rubbing and bumping to the spine ends, corners and cover edges. The spine ends have several frayed spots and nicks and some chipping to the cloth. The front cover has three somewhat faded spots of ink, along with noticeable rubbing to the cloth. There is a large patch of color fading / water spotting to the rear cover. The text pages are generally clean clean, though there are spots of discoloration and some spots of foxing throughout. The yellow endpapers have some spotting and ground-in dirt. "Adams first began to write at the age of 28, and his first book, Hatchie, the Guardian Slave (1853) , was published under the pseudonym of Warren T. Ashton. It was only a modest success, but Adams was undaunted. In 1855 Adams produced his first real hit, the initial volume in the Boat Club series. Adams continued to write until he died in Dorchester, March 27, 1897. Among his best-known works were the two "Blue & Gray" series, which were set during the Civil War. Adams wrote well over 100 books in total, most of them for a boy audience, and the majority of these in series of four to six volumes. He never wrote under his own name. Though "Oliver Optic" was the pseudonym he used most, his work also appeared under the bylines "Irving Brown," "Clingham Hunter, M. D. ," and "Old Stager." Like many children's authors of his day, he was additionally an editor, and many of his works first appeared in Oliver Optic's Magazine. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Young America Abroad (Dikes and Ditches)

Author Name: Optic, Oliver (William Taylor Adams)

Categories: Young Adult,

Edition: Early printing

Publisher: Boston, MA, Lee & Shepard: 1868

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: A39087

Keywords: Young Adult Oliver Optic William Taylor Adams Youth Fiction Rags To Riches Stories Dikes And Ditches Young Adult,