Phoenix Rising - Marguerite SteenLondon: Collins, 1952, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the tail of the spine and bottom corner of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Price Clipped. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Number 3 in the series.
From the cover: “The Sun Is My Undoing; Twilight on the Floods; Phoenix Rising: In this last, Marguerite Steen completes the cycle of the great Bristol family of Flood. Aldebaran, daughter of Johnny, pays in her own fashion for the sins of her fathers and, in the end (Phoenix rising) launches the Floods on their next voyage into the unpredictable future.
In the years between the two Great Wars, Aldebaran loves, and is loved by, Orlando Sax, whose family has been, for generations, the bitter enemy of her own, but cannot marry him until she has come to terms, not only with her own past, but with the past of her family. The relationship of the European and Negro races is presented in a context which carries deep significance for all who lived through the last war.
Set in London, in the Deep South and in Paris, Phoenix Rising has the rich colour and movement of Marguerite Steen’s preceding novels, as well as the varied characterisation and sense of human predicament which are rightly expected by the innumerable readers of her Flood Saga.”