New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1937. First American Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [light shelfwear, tiny nick in cloth at bottom edge of front cover, no other significant wear; jacket moderately edgeworn]. "The touching story of a young English girl who fought bravely to rise above her environment," and from all accounts a real downer. Full disclosure and spoiler alert: I haven't read it, but my research tells me it ends badly for our heroine, who has a miserable life, eventually contracting tuberculosis and committing suicide. According to the jacket blurb, in her early life she "fled to her teacher, a woman who had been kind to her and had taught her the magic of books and the beauty of nature" -- which sounds nice, but apparently becomes a source of her later unhappiness, as a result of having been educated "above her station." (This relationship with the teacher may also signal a lesbian angle, as everybody knows that lesbians in novels of the period were inevitably sensitive and miserable.) An early book by Lofts, her second novel following a story collection, "I Met a Gypsy," which won a National Book Award in the U.S. and gave her career a boost; she eventually wrote more than fifty books, specializing in historical fiction and (under a pseudonym) mystery novels. [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] . (Inventory #: 20450)
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