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A Fable for Wives [*SIGNED*]

by McClure, Robert

First Edition

Price: $100.00
from: ReadInk


  • Seller Inventory #: 16669
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj
  • Illustrator: (dj) John Allan Maxwell
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company
  • Place: Garden City NY
  • Date published: 1932
  • Keywords: NOISBN, Midwest, Marriage, Small Towns, Signed, Twenties, Dust Jacket Art 1930s

Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [nice-looking copy, slight bumping to bottom corners, but no other significant wear; jacket a bit darkened at spine, with a few small chips and a couple of insignificant closed tears]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, additionally noted in his hand, "Pasadena / June 27, 1932." "No less a fable for American husbands," sez the blurb, this novel looks back to the 1920s to tell the story of a young woman who is called home from Vassar when her widowed father, a Midwestern newspaper publisher, remarries, and ends up settling into a proper marriage herself with a nice young advertising man who, following the War, goes to work at her daddy's newspaper. "Pretty, clever, discontented young Rachel McKnight, breakfasting with her serious, prosperous, Mid-Western husband, decorously taking her daughter to kindergarten, spending her afternoons and evenings in the mad scramble for pleasure that marked those years when money came easy and went fast, philandering with potential lovers, wistfully and feverishly looking for a lost romance; is the woman who makes the gay social pattern of American life." Signed by Author .