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An Aspidistra in Babylon

Four novellas from H E Bates

Author

H E Bates

Publisher

Michael Joseph, London, 1960
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13cm, 239pp.

First published in 1960, this collection of four novellas continue Bates's sensitive, often witty, explorations of unhappy love. The title story, 'An Aspidistra in Babylon', is a reminiscence of a girl's loss of innocence. Christine, who describes herself at eighteen as 'dull as one of the aspidistras that cluttered up... our little boarding house' is seduced by the forty-year-old Captain Blaine, who charms her imagination with stories of a life on the Continent.

Condition

The book is in good solid condition, with foxing to the pages edges. The dustwrapper is tanned to the spine but remains attractive and is now within a protective sleeve.

Price

£10.00
 

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