Methuen's Modern Classics
(Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd. Country: UK. Date: 1920s-1960s)
The Blue Bird - A Fairy Play in Six Acts by Maurice Maeterlinck.
Methuen & Co. Ltd. , 1931 (Methuen's Modern Classics).
A medium blue hardback featuring a framed Art Nouveau decoration on the front cover and spine.
METHUEN'S MODERN CLASSICS
Series Note: "The purpose of this series is to reproduce some of the best contemporary and recent literature in a form and at a price suitable for educational purposes. Limitations of length make abridgement necessary in some volumes. But wherever possible the editor has been careful to give the exact and complete text of each author" -- E. V. Rieu, Editor's Note to the 1961 reprint of 1925 edition of The Wind in the Willows in this series).
In the early 1960s the Methuen's Modern Classics series was edited by E. V. Rieu and Peter Wait. Each volume was published in the Crown 8vo size.
VERY YOUNG VERSES by A. A. Milne. 73 illustrations by E. H. Shepard.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame.
TALES OF POOH by A. A. Milne. 87 illustrations by E. H, Shepard
TOAD OF TOAD HALL by A. A. Milne.
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON by Kenneth Grahame.
THE BLUE BIRD By Maurice Maeterlinck.
WHITE FANG By Jack London.
SPANISH GOLD By George A. Birmingham.
FIFTEEN STORIES By W. W. Jacobs.
MILESTONES By Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblock and THE GREAT ADVENTURE By Arnold Bennett In one volume.
ESSAYS BY MODERN MASTERS Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton, E. V. Lucas, Robert Lynd, A. A. Milne.
MORE ESSAYS BY MODERN MASTERS Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton. E. V. Lucas, Robert Lynd, A. A. Milne, J. B. Priestley.
ESSAYS OF A NATURALIST By Sir Ray Lankester.
THE GENTLEST ART An Anthology of English Letters By E. V. Lucas.
A SHEPHERD'S LIFE impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs By W. H. Hudson.
FOUR TALES By Joseph Conrad.
THE MIRROR OF THE SEA By Joseph Conrad.
STORIES BY MODERN MASTERS P. G. Wodehouse, George A Birmingham. Arnold Bennett, H. C. Bailey, Ernest Bramah, A. A. Milne.
LADY PRECIOUS STREAM By S. I. Hsiung An old Chinese play.
SIXTEEN MODERNS Edited by Edward Parker.
THE RED HOUSE MYSTERY By A. A. Milne
SELECTIONS FROM SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM By T. E. Lawrence Edited by J. Cullen.
IN THE STEPS OF THE MASTER By H. V. Morton Abridged.
THE CALL OF THE WILD By Jack London.
PALACE PLAYS By Laurence Houseman.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and PATIENCE By Oscar Wilde and W. S. Gilbert.
CHESTERTON ESSAYS Edited by K. E. Whitehorn.
THE CARD By Arnold Bennett.
BELLOC ESSAYS Introduced by Ronald Knox.
SPORTING SCENES An Anthology of prose passages about sports and games. Edited by E. L. Black and A. H Lawley.
ANTIGONE By Jean Anouilh Translated by Lewis Galentiere.
LADY-IN-CHIEF The Story of Florence Nightingale By Cecil Woodham-Smith.
THREE MODERN PLAYS Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing; James Barrte's Shall We Join the Ladies?; Terence Rattigan's The Browning Version. Introduced by John Byrne and Geoffrey Johnson.
THIEVES CARNIVAL By Jean Anouilh Translated by Lucienne Hill.
THE LARK By Jean Anouilh Translated by Christopher Fry.
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD By J. M. Synge.
FLEMING: THE MAN WHO CURED MILLIONS By Andre Maurois.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1961 (Methuen's Modern Classics).
Originally published on 8 October 1908. First published in this edition (Methuen's Modern Classics) on 7 May 1925. Reprinted forty-two times. This reprint: 1961.