TOBY TYLER or Ten Weeks with a Circus. James Otis, James Otis. 1848 - 1912 nom de plume of Kaler.

TOBY TYLER or Ten Weeks with a Circus.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, (1923). Later edition [ca 1940s ?], first pubished in book form in 1881. [4], 251, [1] pp. Color frontispiece. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-5/8". Light brown cloth binding with dark green stamping. Brown pictorial eps. Green topstain. Blue dust jacket. VG+ (slight cock)/VG (average wear/backstrip sunned). Item #50612

"Toby Tyler tells the story of a ten-year-old orphan who runs away from a foster home to join the traveling circus only to discover his new employer is a cruel taskmaster. The difference between the romance of the circus from the outside and the reality as seen from the inside is depicted. Toby's friend, Mr. Stubbs the chimpanzee, reinforces the consequences of what happens when one follows one's natural instincts rather than one's intellect and conscience, a central theme of the novel."

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