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0069 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

August 7, 2011
 

  • Title: The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1962
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: S1259
  • Cover Price: $0.35
  • Cover Artist: Unknown

 

What genre is The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything? MacDonald considered it fantasy. It is usually dumped in with his science fiction and I have to agree since the “magic” watch is given a cursory hand-waving scientific explanation. But many consider it a comedy, which it certainly is as well. Whatever you call it, this is a great story; one of JDM’s best, and that is certainly saying something. Wikipedia has some interesting things to say.

This first edition is my favorite among the English language covers. The style captures the whimsy of the story and I like the way she is stepping out of the watch.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am the UK version of The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything, printed in 1964 by Frederick Muller.

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