The Bride by Grace Rhys
by Grace Rhys
Methuen & Co., 1909, [First Edition], red cloth hardcover
Fair Condition, Spine separated from front cover, some edge and shelf wear, some discolouration, age-toned pages, previous owners inscription in pencil on front fly-leaf, foxing, text block tight, spine loose (see photographs)
From the Preface: "In this book I have told the plain story of a young woman who was roughly handled by fate; in her early youth the walls of fair-seeming with which prosperity had surrounded her were broken down; her comfortable down pillows were rudely pulled away, the cotton-wool stopping plucked her ears, the rose-coloured glasses snatched from her eyes; and then, like many another, she was set upon the prodigious stage of the greatest city in the world to do battle with the monster alone."