E. Haldeman-Julius booklets were published for 50 plus years. The Little Blue Books were a wonderful way to carry around a short read for when waiting in line or at the train station for the next train etc...Small enough to fit in a pocket or purse, the little books became a huge and popular success quickly. Their content ranged from fiction to non-fiction and short stories to essays. Their history also included the publishing of political essays and the inclusion of such subjects as socialism, atheism, and frank treatment of sexuality.
Although a golden yellow, this little paper back book is still a "Little Blue Book". The book contains the complete rather well known Danish play; "Ghosts" written in 1881 and first staged in 1882. The title of the play was translated into English as the word "Ghosts" though the Danish title is considered to contain a deeper more literary meaning. This little book carries no copyright but can be closely identified to the mid 1940's because of the picture of the Editor on the back. The book has perhaps less than the normal age tanning around the edge of the cover. The pages though have darkened consistent with time. All of the pages are intact. There is a very small tear to the upper left corner of the cover and first 14 pages.
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C. 1940's Little Blue Book No. 16: "Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen