Wives Win

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1931. 12mo. Cloth. 304 p. 1st American ed. Publisher's file copy, so stamped in front free endpaper, bottom edges & front panel of the dust wrapper. Fine in near fine, price clipped d.w. with light wear at extremities. [62309]

One of the nine "Kenya novel" written by Florence Riddell, who lived in Kenya in the early 1920s. The plot is summarized in "Book Review Digest" as: 'Dell Kennedy, young and lovely, went out to Kenya in East Africa, to marry young Terence Brett, who was waiting for her. There, after their marriage, she found disillusion, loneliness, months of jealousy and heartache, but in the end the 'wife wins.'" The contemporary review in the "New York Times" stated that "in spite of the woodenness of the characters and the trite sentimentality of Dell's story, Miss Riddell gives a clear picture of the lives of the Kenya mountain settlers, struggling bravely in their strange surroundings to keep up the manners and customs of 'Home'"

Price: $85.00

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