Item #29002 A Parody Outline of History: Wherein May Be Found a Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events Imagining Them as They Would Be Narrated by America’s Most Characteristic Contemporary Authors [Signed and Inscribed to Frank C. Norris]. Bruce Catton, Donald Ogden Stewart, Herb Roth.
A Parody Outline of History: Wherein May Be Found a Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events Imagining Them as They Would Be Narrated by America’s Most Characteristic Contemporary Authors [Signed and Inscribed to Frank C. Norris]
A Parody Outline of History: Wherein May Be Found a Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events Imagining Them as They Would Be Narrated by America’s Most Characteristic Contemporary Authors [Signed and Inscribed to Frank C. Norris]

A Parody Outline of History: Wherein May Be Found a Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events Imagining Them as They Would Be Narrated by America’s Most Characteristic Contemporary Authors [Signed and Inscribed to Frank C. Norris]

Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1921. Very Good / Very Good. Item #29002

Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1921. Reprint. Octavo; publisher's cloth in cream pictorial dust jacket printed in dark blue and green; xiii,[14]-230pp.; frontispiece, full-page illus. throughout. Moderate wear to jacket margins including a few small chips affecting text of publisher's ads printed on jacket verso but not affecting external text, spine panel and flap folds toned, corners bumped, else a Very Good, sound copy overall.

Lengthily inscribed and signed by the Civil War historian Bruce Catton to journalist and writer [though *not* the McTeague author] Frank Norris, "on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his birth." The inscription continues with a long poem that incorporates the words from the book's title and concludes with the line "An 'Outline'? Pregnant indeed for liminal chirascuro [sic]! / Fulfill thy Destiny oh friend. / Bruce Catton / 3/3/57 / By the way. How's *your* stuff selling?"

This Frank Norris is most likely Frank Callan Norris (1907-1967), a writer and editor for Time and Newsweek and later author of three novels [Nutro 29 (1950), Tower in the West (1957), and At Last to Kiss Amanda (1961)] who, according to his obituary, coined the phrase "World War II."

Price: $200.00