Up at the Villa
First printing of Somerset Maugham's 1941 novel
First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 19.5 × 13cm, 153pp.
Mary Panton walls up her desires in a beautiful villa high up in the hills above Florence, as she calmly contemplates her disastrous marriage. But a single act of compassion begins a nightmare of violence that shatters her serenity. She turns for help to the notorious Rowley Flint, and through him comes to realise that to deny love, with all its passions and risks, is to deny life itself.
This copy is in very good condition with clean boards and pages. There is very slight lean to the spine. Previous owner's neat name to the ffep.Sold