By: Taylor, Ellen DuPois

Price: $99.94

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Contents clean and tight in original plum cloth binding; dustjacket has some minor shallow chipping at spine ends, otherwise bright and fresh. Very scarce in dustjacket. A thirty-ish newspaperwoman from Dakota is assigned to cover the activities of Crystal Clemente after only one day on the staff of a Chicago newspaper. Through Crystal, a delightfully decadent socialite with an over-imaginative mother, the reporter is introduced to all that is chic and show in Chicago society. Taking place in the 1920s, One Crystal and a Mother is a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the newly liberated Jazz Age woman. Wonderful review by Ford Madox Ford excerpted on DJ -- "Taylor's book is entirely admirable and absolutely astonishing. I have been reading manuscripts for ages past and I certainly never came across a first, or an early, novel that had one half its brilliance, its insight into life or its power to intrigue a reader." ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.


Author Name: Taylor, Ellen DuPois

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, African American Studies, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 38842

Keywords: Roaring Twenties Jazz Age Chicago Women Journalists High Society