The Romantic Woman

By: Borden, Mary

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[minimal shelfwear to book, very faint spotting to fore-edge; jacket soiled and edgeworn, spine darkened and missing about a 1-1/2" piece from bottom of spine]. The author's first novel, "the personal story of a Chicago heiress who married into the British military aristocracy, [which] presents an authentic study of the growth and factors of social distinction in young, raw, crude Chicago and in contrast an authentic study of the cultured and debilitated English upper class." (Front-panel jacket quote from Burton Rascoe of The Chicago Tribune). It is not in the least bit coincidental that Borden was a well-born Chicago native who in 1918 married British Brigadier General Edward Louis Spears, who she met while working in England as a nurse during World War I (it was her second marriage). She remained Lady Spears until her death in 1968; Sir Edward served a couple of stints as a Member of Parliament, and played an important role in both World Wars as a liaison between the British and French armies.

Title: The Romantic Woman

Author: Borden, Mary

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: 4th printing

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1920

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Good dj

Seller ID: 19261

Keywords: Marriage Chicago First Novel