Bernard Quesnay. Translated from the French by Brian W. Downs.
by Maurois, Andre.
London: Butler & Tanner, Ltd., MCMXXVII. First Edition. Octavo, purple cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 256 pp. Very Good, with former-owner inscription and faded spine, in a Very Good dust jacket with darkened spine and light edgewear. This story, which centres round an industrial community in a small French provencial town, pictures the struggle that takes place in the minds of two brothers between their desire to live their own lives and the ever-present forces which serve to conspire to force them to abandon everything for the sake of the family business...[Maurois] writes at first hand, and with intimate knowledge, because for twelve years before he ever began to write he was himself a manufacturer in a provential town. (Inventory #: 17696scs)