GUINEVERE'S LOVER. by Glyn, Elinor (1864-1943)

GUINEVERE'S LOVER. by Glyn, Elinor (1864-1943) < >


Edition: First US printing.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1913. Hardcover first edition - This story of a woman, married to a much older man as a young girl, who finds love with her neighbor later in life is, in many ways typical of her somewhat scandalous romantic novels of the time - but this one is distinguished by a rather open racism. The wife of her lover (and the lover to her son) is depicted as a beautiful savage of uncertain descent, despite being the daughter of a Lord - and Guinevere's more worldly sister describes her at one point as a "nigger out for a holiday." Frontispiece portrait. Rather uncommon in the first edition, 357 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

Condition: Very good in red boards with cream lettering on spine and front cover (some spine slant, sunning and fading to spine) , no dust jacket.

Book ID: 79297
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