Was Counterfeiters gone 1946 - 1962?

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Wed Jan 31 21:05:21 EST 2007


Thanks much, BArry.


On Jan 31, 2007, at 4:58 PM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> The Counterfeiters was published in the ML in May 1931 and  
> discontinued in fall 1946. As far as I know the reason was weak  
> sales rather than Knopf (the original publisher) withdrawing the  
> book from the series. In 1939, when the reprint contract came up  
> for renewal, Cerf told Knopf: "This is a book that doesn’t sell in  
> any spectacular fashion, but it is a nice one for us to have."
>
> The Counterfeiters and The Journal of the Counterfeiters was  
> published in the ML in spring 1962 and remained in the series into  
> the 1980s.
>
> Barry
>
>
>
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:36:26 -0800
>> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at ModernLib.com>
>> Subject: Was Counterfeiters gone 1946 - 1962?
>> To: ML ListServ <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
>>
>> Folks,
>>
>> According to The Guide, Gide's The Counterfeiters left the series in
>> 1946 and rejoined in 1962 (adding Journal of The Counterfeiters to
>> the volume). To leave the series and then come back is a bit unusual
>> (although not unique, of course - it happened to Zuleika Dobson I
>> think,  and perhaps one or two other titles). So I have two  
>> questions:
>>
>> (1) Can someone confirm that it did leave and re-enter the series?
>> (2) If so, why did it leave and then come back?
>>
>> I tried to find the answer in the ListServ archives, but Amenities is
>> down t the moment so I don't know if this has come up before.
>>
>>
>> Scot Kamins
>> ........................
>> Character is what you do when nobody's watching.
>>
>>
>>
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Scot Kamins
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