THE RIPENING SEED.
Edition: Trade paperback.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1955. There are just three characters in this book: Philippe and Vinca, two young friends, and Madame Dalleray, their neighbor. In the few weeks of their summer holiday Philippe and Vinca see the death of their childhood and learn the true significance of their new and uneasy feelings for each other.
Condition: Very good-. (slight edge wear, crease along edge of front cover, creased spine)