By: Barrie, J.M.
39. .  pp. including publisher's advertisments with " Printed 1915 in Great Britain at the Edinburgh Press 68 Old Bailey, London, E.C." on the bottom of unnumbered page  Gilt lettering on spine. Front cover partially "sunned", Neat acquisition date on margin of t.p. else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. No dust jacket. This edition without the sub title " The Tragic Man". "Barrie’s Der Tag (1914), a short play --- ,was first produced, as part of a heterogeneous variety programme, at the London Coliseum on 21 December 1914. It was published in The Daily Telegraph on the following day and also, still in 1914, in book form. --- the image of Germany that Barrie projects is decidedly negative. In the play, the Emperor agonises over signing the declaration of war on France and Russia. He is put under pressure by the Chancellor, while he hesitates to sacrifice his honour by attacking France through neutral Belgium. In a dream sequence, the Spirit of Culture insists that culture is international ------ That the play is somewhat confused as well as naive in its message was recognised as early as January 1915 when Virginia Woolf called it ‘sheer balderdash of the thinnest kind’ " ( Heinz Kosok) pgs