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A Gradual Joy

by ROUTSONG, Alma

Price: $3,200.00
from: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


  • Seller Inventory #: 422342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1953
  • Keywords: LesbianFiction, Women, PaperbackOriginal, FirstBook, VintageDustjackets

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1953. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in attractive very good or better dustwrapper with two small nicks on the front panel and a couple of tiny tears.. Author's first and seemingly autobiographical novel about the seemingly happy hetrosexual married life in the early Fifties, subtitled on the jacket as "A novel about the 'Found' Generation." Routsong, the mother of four daughters, eventually dispensed with her husband and writing under the pseudonym Isabel Miller produced the lesbian classic *A Place for Us*. The original edition was self-published in 1969 and sold by Routsong outside the meetings of the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis. A later hardcover version, was published by McGraw-Hill under the new title *Patience and Sarah*. *A Gradual Joy* is exceptionally uncommon, and this is a very nice copy.