photo frontispiece. 8vo, pp. 194. Spine a bit darkened and cloth lightly worn. Former owner's name, else clean, tight, and in good plus condition. Brieux (1858-1932) was a French Academician, born in Paris of poor parents. He experienced many of the social evils which his powerful, didactic plays, leavened by wit, expose. This play, dealing with the social consequences of syphilis, was first presented in 1901. As Lewis says in his brief Preface, the author's "sole purpose in writing 'Les Avaries' was to place a number of most important facts before the minds of the public, and to drive them home by means of intense emotion." This is the first English translation.
Good. No dust jacket. 1913. 194 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Clean copy with pencil inscription to front endpaper and rear pastedown. Some light tanning to page edges. Boards have white stains to front, and moderate rub wear. Bumping to corners, and moderate crushing to spine ends. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1510760192HJG (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Fine in Good jacket. Philadelphia, 1913. 8vo, cloth with jacket, 194 pp. The first edition of Sinclair's adaptation of Brieux's Les Avaries. The story was later used as the basis for the 1937 film of the same name. A bright copy, very near fine, with slightest wear to head and heel of spine. Jacket is good with some chips to head and heel of spine and closed tears at edges, but remains attractive.
194p., front., illus. Later Sinclair Edition. Card pocket of the "End Poverty League" to front pastedown endpaper (noting a rental fee of 3cents per day), else very good in bit soiled and rubbed dj. *Ahouse A20d. The original play in France was about syphilis and was challenged by the French censors.
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