Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter - 1949 Edition Third Printing - Illustrated by Gluyas Williams
She would always love them of course, but never in the old way - never again with her whole trusting, needing self. Page 15
Before there was the 1991 movie starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, there was the 1951 movie starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Before that, there was the 1948 publication of the book by Edward Streeter. Father of the Bride is a classic timeless story of parents trying to let go of their adult children. If you are unfamiliar with the story it features the Banks family with father Stanley, having a rough and tumble time getting used to the idea that his only daughter is getting married. He fights his feelings of trying to let her go and grow-up during the entire planning of her wedding to both funny and poignant effect. If you are familiar with the movies and the situations that occur - you'll recognize all those scenes here in the book and you'll laugh and cry right along with Stanley and his basket of mixed emotions.
A bestselling novel of the year for 1949, Father of the Bride was an instant success charming readers around the world. Combined with its often unilluminated subject matter Streeter's novel was illustrated by New Yorker magazine cartoonist Gluyas Williams, which lends added whimsy to both the story and the book's presentation.
- Illustrated throughout by Gluyas Williams
- 244 pages
- 1949 edition, third printing
In well-loved vintage condition, this book contains some rubbing along spine and edges of cover boards. At one point in its life, it bore a sticker two which left a color mark on the back (non-sticky) and a small scuff of the back cover board (please see photo). The nameplate of a previous owner rests on the inside cover.
Measures 5.5" inches (width) x 8.25" inches (length) x .75" inches (depth)
A sweet and sentimental gift for any modern day father of the bride or for use as wedding shower decor, photography props or portrait sessions, this vintage book will be sure to bring charm and humor to your wedding event.