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Besides, the Wench is Dead

by Ullin, Robert

First Edition

Price: $60.00
from: ReadInk

  • Seller Inventory #: 18230
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
  • Illustrator: (dj) Bobri [Vladimir Bobritsky]
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
  • Place: Garden City NY
  • Date published: 1935
  • Keywords: Rooming Houses, Boarding Houses, Pittsburgh

Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.. Very Good in Very Good dj. 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [solid copy, very light wear to cloth at most corners, small label on ffep from "Central Building Newsstand" with indication of rental rate (the ONLY evidence that this is an ex-rental library book); jacket is very lightly soiled, chipped at top and bottom spine extremities, but still quite attractive]. One of those rooming-house novels so popular in the Depression era; there was just something so appealing about that "Grand Hotel"-style narrative structure, which among other things allowed a writer to string up a bunch of anecdotal material and not have to worry too much about, you know, an actual plot. This one is set in Pittsburgh, "in those flush days after the War when everyone had money and when social and moral standards were changing at a dizzy rate," and centers around the home of a woman named Lucille Bonnard, who took in "drifting girls" as boarders. (Interestingly, there was another rooming-house novel published the same year -- they were everywhere, I tell ya -- called "At Madame Bonnard's," by Joseph Vogel.) This was the author's first, and apparently only, book. Hanna 3591. .