Lavinia and the Devil

By: York, Camilla

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice copy, very slight wear to extremities, a bit of dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has very slight paper loss at a few corners, one short closed tear and associated crease at bottom of front panel, minor scuffing]. Triangular romance story, set amidst London society, the three points of the triangle being: Lavinia, a wealthy, virginal Irish-Austrian orphaned princess; Peter, a well-bred, well-dressed young English chap; and the mysterious Princess Debelowsky (aka The Devil), a cosmopolitan, vaguely Russian woman who possesses "a poisonous fascination for men." A contemporary review suggests that the author drew some kind of inspiration from Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," but the particulars seem to get lost in a sea of provocative chit-chat.

Title: Lavinia and the Devil

Author: York, Camilla

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: 4th printing

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 16523

Keywords: London Dust Jacket Art 1920s