I've been wanting to read this for ever (it seems), as the Cary Grant movie based on the book is one of my favorite black and white "oldie-goldies". Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. The house’s original owner, … Hodgins served as editor in chief of The Youth Companion, associate editor of Redbook, and then as associate editor of Fortune magazine. Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books Home Gift Ideas New Releases Computers Gift Cards Sell All Books Children's Books School Books History Fiction Travel & Holiday Arts & Photography Mystery & Suspense Business & Investing Pinterest. To see what your friends thought of this book. Find Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House by Hodgins, Eric at Biblio. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. front., illus. Born 1899, Eric Francis Hodgins was the American author of the popular Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1946). With Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny. Some historic preservation issues come up in it, including when is it appropriate to buy an old house to tear down and rebuild a different one? Dimensions: 8.3in. Trade Paperback. I haven't seen the movies that are based on this book so this was a fresh read for me. Blandings Builds his Dream House” starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. This house may be the nightmare that does him in, or bankrupts him. They actually built dozens of replicas of Blandings’ dream house across the country so moviegoers could … No reader, even if his adventure in construction never went beyond adding a closet to an apartment, or redecorating an office, will fail to discover somewhere in this architectural saga himself (and one's ability to be suckered). It was sold in 1945 for $38,000 to John Allard, a retired Air Force general. William Steig (illustrator). Details about MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE By Eric Hodgins - Hardcover ~ Quick Free Delivery in 2-14 days. The major difference between the novel and the movie is that the movie's time line is majorly compressed (the whole story takes place in a single season) compared to the novel's (the story takes place over a few years). His finances restored, he tried to buy back his dream house. He quit Time Inc. in 1946 to write full-time. Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by Eric Hodgins, 2004, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks edition, in English - 1st Simon & Schuster Paperbacks ed. It originally appeared as a short story called "Mr. Blandings Builds His Castle" in the April 1946 issue of Fortune magazine. With a well-read group of people, there is a lot of reluctance in the group at seeing the film adaptations as they are so often changed. PS Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a beautifully written and funny book, a nice complement to the Cary Grant and Myrna Loy's movie. It went straight to the bestseller list, and Hodgins sold the movie rights. I enjoyed it. A book for anyone who's bought a house only to discover all the things the seller neglected to mention. Hodgins ended up writing a book about the experience, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. With Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny. Hodgins unsuccessfully tried to buy the house back after receiving $200,000 in movie rights to the book. February 11th 2005 View Larger Image Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Eric Hodgins. Buy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House by (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. The screen rights were sold for $200,000. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. For the film, see, "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" novel, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The Extravagant Tale of Mr. Blandings' Dream House", "Remember the House That Blandings Built? Paperback. It was written in the 40's, for heaven's sake! Hodgins wrote a sequel, Blandings Way, published in 1950. It is better when you read it with sarcasm as Mr. Blandings has trouble with the seller, the architects, and the builder. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. PS Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a beautifully written and funny book, a nice complement to the Cary Grant and Myrna Loy's movie. [2] In 1980, the house was sold to the author and composer Stephen Citron and his wife, the biographer and novelist Anne Edwards. The farmhouse remained until at least the 1970s.[2]. Hilarious! It starts slow. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House . Mr. Blandings' dream house soon threatens to be the nightmare that undoes him. If you are the originator/copyright holder of this photo/item and would prefer it be excluded from our community, contact us here for removal. Year of publication: 1953. ISBN 10: 0897332458 / ISBN 13: 9780897332453. Written shortly after the end of WW2, the humor reflects a time before social-consciousness extended to social class and women, yet it does not offend, giving equal time to the foibles of all sorts of people and professions. The book is like new! Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House is simply one of the best pieces of humorous prose ever written. And as the construction costs climb, Blandings’ is also under pressure at work, struggling to create an ad campaign for Wham brand hams. This book is essentially a comedic tale of a naive advertising executive and his wife in New York City who buy an old country home in Connecticut. [1] It was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 1948, which starred Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas. Used / Quantity Available: 0. In the BookCrossing forums there is a long standing debate about film adaptations of books. As things turn out they have to tear down the house and have a new one built. Mr and Mrs Blandings find there dream home, but it quickly turns into a nightmare. This internationally bestselling book by Eric Hodgins is illustrated by William Steig and was made into a film starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy -- and a later film starring Tom Hanks called The Money Pit. Try. Cf. With a well-read group of people, there is a lot of reluctance in the group at seeing the film adaptations as they are so often changed. Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by Eric Hodgins, 1946, Simon and Schuster edition, in English ... Share this book. And I think it hit too clo. [4][5][6] Facebook. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Born 1899, Eric Francis Hodgins was the American author of the popular Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1946). Last edited by WorkBot. 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