romantic novel

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  • JUDY'S MAN. by Berger, Helen (pseudonym of Helen Bamberger.)
    Berger, Helen (pseudonym of Helen Bamberger.)

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1926. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel, a modern retelling of the love of a prince (in this case, the privileged son of a wealthy and influential couple) for a beggar-maid (or the daughter of an impoverished writer and artist, always expecting to make it big), set in Washington DC. Berger also wrote mystery novels under the pseudonym of the The Aresbys. 308 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in brown boards with black lettering, no dust jacket (previous owner's name in pencil on front endpapers)

    Book ID: 77720
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  • GUINEVERE'S LOVER. by Glyn, Elinor (1864-1943)
    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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