Very Good + / Very Good. Item #9471
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First American Edition. Octavo; publisher's cloth, printed paper spine label, in pictorial dust jacket (price neatly torn away), grey topstain; ,527pp. Shallow chipping and a few tiny closed tears to jacket extremities, old tape repair to verso mostly perished, faint dampstains to jacket panel, preliminaries toned, corners gently bumped, else Very Good and sound.
Marxist Australian novelist Christina Stead's near-forgotten novel of familial torture, only recently brought back to the public eye after appearing on TIME's 100 Best English-Language Novels of 1923-2005 (sorry, Ulysses).