Second printing of William Maxwell's novel of post-war France
First US edition, second printing, hardback in dustwrapper (author photograph to dustwrapper by Alfred A Knopf). 21.5 × 14.5cm. 402pp.
It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.
A reading copy. The book is in good plus condition, with some spotting to the top edge but in strong readable condition. The dustwrapper is very poor with significant loss, and is now held together by a protective sleeve.Sold