Macmillan’s Pocket Classics: Churchill’s The Crisis.

"It is sometimes instructive to look back and see how destiny gave us a kick here, and fate a shove there, that sent us in the right direction at the proper time": First Macmillan's Pocket Classics Edition of Winston Churchill's The Crisis

Macmillan’s Pocket Classics: Churchill’s The Crisis.

CHURCHILL, Winston; Edited by Walter Barnes.

Item Number: 102952

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922.

First Macmillan’s Pocket Classics edition of Winston Churchill’s The Crisis, his fourth novel and the best-selling book in the United States in 1901. 16mo, original cloth, engraved frontispiece portrait of Abraham Lincoln. In near fine condition.

Churchill's fourth novel, The Crisis, became the best-selling book in the United States in 1901 and was adapted into a play in four acts in 1902 and a silent film in 1916. Set in the years leading up to the first battles of the American Civil War, mostly in the divided state of Missouri, the novel follows the fortunes of young Stephen Brice, a man with Union and abolitionist sympathies, and his involvement with a Southern family.

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