Mad About the Girl - Jean D'OrmessonW. H. Allen, 1988, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine end, a little ruffled at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly age-tanned.
First British Edition. [First Published: Editions Jean-Claude Lattes, 1986] From the cover: “Mad About The Girl, a bestseller in France like its predecessor, The Winds Of Evening, is set between the wars with Europe in crisis as its powerful backdrop. It tells the story of four aristocratic sisters, the product of an exotic past, who face the troubled future with reckless passion. Pandora, at sixteen, elopes to Capri with an anarchist adventurer more than twice her age who destroys her innocence and marks her heart indelibly. Beautiful and lost, she is irresistible to men. Though they pursue her endlessly none will ever win her completely. Vanessa, blonde and vital, is seduced by the false idols of Nazism as Hitler rises to power in Germany. She will become the mistress of one of his chief lieutenants and his most outspoken advocate. Jessica flees from a marriage of convenience to follow her lover to Spain and fight for the Republican cause in the civil war, ignited by his intensity and idealism. But the road she has chosen is a hard one. Atalanta finds her own quiet happiness and calmly observes her sisters’ restless search for the extremes of experience from the fastness of her Scottish castle. But perhaps she is the most mysterious of them all. As their lives take different paths can the bond between the four sisters, so sure and strong in childhood, endure? Is death the only thing that can break it?”
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 268
Translator: Giuliana Mercorio Ashford
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