Question re Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at
Sat Jan 27 16:17:05 EST 2007


>From the end flap comments:  "[George] Du Maurier's famous romance has 
already had four incarnations.  Originally, in book form, it achieved a 
success for its author second only to the furor created by his own Trilby. 
Then as a play, in has been ,since 1915, a perennial favorite.  As an opera, 
with a score by Deems Taylor, it found a prominent place in the repertory of 
the Metropolitan Opera Company, and, finally as a conema, it has reached 
countless thousands of people.  In its original form, it remains a book of 
enchantment and transcendent beauty."

John Peterson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at>
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Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 3:48 PM
Subject: Question re Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson

> Folks,
> In the Guide Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson (207.1) has in the Comments 
> column an indication that the introduction was written by (Deems)  Taylor, 
> who was also the translator. I thought that this novel was  written in 
> English. I don't have a copy of this title; will somebody  please check 
> this against the book and let me know what's going on here?
> (This is for the revised Book Notes project.)
> Thanks,
> Scot Kamins
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