London: Cassell and Company, Ltd.. Very Good in Good dj. 1950. 1st U.K. edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [moderate shelfwear, light fading to cloth along top/bottom edges and at spine, one-time owner's address label (see note) on ffep; jacket is edgeworn and moderately soiled (mostly to rear panel), small beverage-ring mark on front panel, slight paper loss at top of spine (no loss of text), which is also internally marked by an old tape repair]. The first English edition (less common than the American) of this highly-regarded Chilean writer's second novel, "the story of a beautiful and violent woman, who sees clearly only after death the intricate pattern which her passions made in the lives of those who were close to her." Bombal lived in the U.S. for about thirty years (ca. 1940-1970), and as with the American edition of this book (and her first, "House of Mist"), there is no indication anywhere on this book of the fact that it had been published in Spanish ten years earlier. (No translator is mentioned, for instance, although that's likely because the author did her own translation.) The one-time owner's address label in this copy is that of famed sci-fi guru Forrest J Ackerman. . (Inventory #: 16171)
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