The Time of the Dragons - Alice Ekert-RotholzJonathan Cape & The Book Society, 1958, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy fading to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Bookplate to the first blank.
First British Edition. [First Published: Hoffman & Campe Verlag, 1956, Germany as 'Wo Tra¨nen verboten sind'] From the cover: “This story of a group of Europeans in the Far East, before and during World War II, has an irresistible interest that carries the reader through page after page of comedy, intrigue, terror and deep emotion. Beginning in Shanghai in the 1920s, it follows the career of a Norwegian diplomat and his three growing daughters, each by a mother of different nationality, and of a host of other characters — Chinese, Japanese, French, White Russian, American — with whom their lives become entwined. In turn they are involved in love-affairs that somehow hinge on the intrigues building up with increasing intensity as the Japanese expand in South-East Asia. Each survives in her own way into a changed post-war world. When peace has ostensibly changed everything, a chance encounter spotlights dramatically the unchanging differences between East and West which can still cause misunderstanding and disaster.
Size: 8" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 476
Translator: Richard & Clara Winston (German)
Cover Art By: Gösta Kriland
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