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Faint Harmony

by Ellis, Vivian

First American Edition

Price: $40.00
from: ReadInk

  • Seller Inventory #: 20863
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1934
  • Keywords: NOISBN, Composers, Romance, Biographical Fiction

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Very Good. 1934. First American Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (no dust jacket) [nice tight copy with just a little shelfwear, a bit of minor surface deterioration to spine cloth, bookseller's rubber-stamped name (Bertrand Smith, Long Beach, Calif.) on front pastedown]. The second novel by this well-known English musical comedy composer-lyricist (1903-1996), who was involved with the production of many musical shows in the West End from the 1920s through the 1950s. The book is (of course) musically-themed, telling the life story of a composer, largely through accounts of the women who influenced him and his music. The settings range from Brussels in the 1880s, to Wiesbaden in the 1910s, Paris in the 1920s, and London in the 1930s, and the narrative is divided into three "movements": "Allegro Moderato," "Trio," and "Rondo." A contemporary reviewer opined that the author "handles the interests and struggles of musical genius with an ease and understanding which bear the stamp of truth." .