Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a book written by Eric Hodgins. The comic book focuses on the difficulties related to making your house in the countryside. The book also has illustrations, made by William Steig for a more pronounced effect. The story first surfaced in the Fortune magazine as a short story and was later formed into a novel and published in 1946 under the publishing house of Simon and Schuster.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Summary:
The story is set in Lansdale County, which is a fictional region in the book. A couple named, Jim and Muriel are living there with their two daughters. Jim is a successful advertising executive and he believes that the house his family lives in at the moment is not good enough for them. His wife agrees and they both start looking for a house in the country. A real estate agent shows them a farmhouse in the countryside which they like and then subsequently buy.
After a while, they realize that the house needs to be torn down since the foundations are too weak. However, when they start the reconstruction process, they are faced with multiple problems. The neighbors are troubling them and the lawyers are around with their threats. The cost of the building is also too high with such huge bills and also, the workers have such a lousy attitude.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Review:
The book is quite a funny account of a couple trying to find their dream house. The book was adapted as a film in 2007 and also was aired as a BBC radio programme. The novel sold over 500,000 copies in just two years and the screenplay rights were also sold for a huge amount.