Swallows and Amazons (1944)
Book ID: 63749
Swallows and Amazons. Illustrated by the Author with help from Miss Nacy Blackett. London: Jonathan Cape, 1944. Reprint. Pp, 375. A nice bright copy in pictorial dust jacket and illustrated endpapers.
The first edition of this classic series which ran to 12 volumes in all was published in 1930.
Ransome’s ‘Amazones & Swallows’ series “transformed the genre of the children’s novel” (Literary Encyclopaedia). He is regarded as among the first writers for children to present adventure plots that are believable, with the stories delivered by a narrator who treats readers as peers.