Black Narcissus

GODDEN, Rumer

GODDEN, Rumer Black Narcissus

Peter Davies, 1939.

First edition. Original brown cloth lettered in white in cream and green dustwrapper printed in black. A fine copy with a little foxing to the top edge in a very good (price clipped) dustwrapper which shows small chips to the front and rear panels, some fraying to the spine ends and an associated network of closed tears at the base of the front panel. Housed in custom chemise and box.

The author's famous and influential novel, which was adapted into the classic 1947 film of the same name starring Deborah Kerr and Flora Robson, and has never been out of print since publication. It deals with the struggle of a group of nuns to maintain a convent in a disused Indian palace, where the pagan atmosphere of the subcontinent gradually erodes the deeply felt ideals of the nuns.
The first edition is uncommon, particularly so in the original dustwrapper; Peter Davies being a small scale publisher and, before this book, Godden a little known author, so publication numbers were small.

Stock ID: 35176

£5,000.00

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