Title: Vice-Versa; Or, A Lesson to Fathers
Publisher: J.S. Ogilvie No Date (1890)
Publication Date: 1890
Book Condition: Very Good
Red cloth with gilt title block, elaborate black and red cover decorations of flowers, vines, and spider webs. Light rubbing to gilt on spine, minor edgewear, tips of corners rubbed. Text is clean and bright, the occasional thumb smudge, tanned to brown. Frontispiece drawing. "Set in Victorian times, tells the story of Paul Bultitude and his son Dick. Dick is unwillingly heading back to a boarding school which is ruled by the cane wielding headmaster Dr. Grimstone. Bultitude foolishly says he wished he could be heading back to school.At this point, thanks to the magic Garuda Stone brought from India which grants the the owner one wish, the two switch bodies. Dick's father orders him to wish them back, but Dick refuses, and so the fun begins. Mr. Bultitude has to begin the new academic term at his son's boarding school, while Dick gets a chance to run his father's business in the City." The basis for many productions, including the film "Big". Bookseller Inventory # 92909A
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