1946; mon & Schuster publishers, New York; illustrated by William Steig; hardbound with light red boards and drawing; book in good condition with tight binding; front board has some foxing and wear (see pics).

 

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1946 comedy novel written by Eric Hodgins and illustrated by William Steig, describing the vicissitudes of buying a home in the country. It originally appeared as a short story called "Mr. Blandings Builds His Castle" in the April 1946 issue of Fortune magazine.

 

Within two years the novel had sold 540,000 copies. The screen rights were sold for $200,000. It was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 1948, which starred Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas. Later three radio adaptations were also performed, with Grant in the leading role, followed by a weekly radio series, also starring Grant.

MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE by Eric Hodgins

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