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This is an auction for HOME: A NEW ZEALANDER'S ADVENTURE, by Alan Mulgan.

"Mr. Mulgan, a New Zealander of Irish stock, spent the summer of 1926 in England. He possesses' every qualification to write the impressions of his visit ; a justly critical mind ; an accurate knowledge of history, political and economic ; an intelligent love of nature and art ; and a catholic intimacy with all the best of English writers, paSt and present. His own prose style is simple, dignified, and direct. One might call his book " the travels of the ideal tourist." For Mr. Mulgan was leisurely. He spent nights it country inns ; he watched cricket matches; he found time to visit Westminster Abbey many times. Hair many Londoners - can say the same ? Miss Leighton's woodcuts are clever ; and -Mr. Squire's - prefatory -note is itself an able appreciation of a book that all lovers of England ought to read. We hope that Mr. Mulgan will visit us again.“
- from The Spectator, 5 November, 1927

From the Encyclopedia of New Zealand:

"... In 1926 Mulgan travelled to England for the first time; the experience resulted in his most popular book, Home: a New Zealander's adventure (1927). While Mulgan retained all his life the enthusiastic pro-English tendencies of his upbringing, he became increasingly convinced of the need to create an indigenous New Zealand culture, building on and yet differentiated from English traditions. Standing between the Victorian and colonial values of his father's contemporaries and the 'modern' nationalistic ideals of his son's, Mulgan was an important transitional figure in New Zealand culture..."

Hardback 1927. (1st edition)

226 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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