The Rose of Jericho

By: Boucicault, Ruth Holt

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Book Condition: Good


(black and gilt decorated cover; no dust jacket) [front hinge starting, light dampstaining to covers, offsetting to endpapers, spine cloth a bit faded, gilt spine lettering rubbed but still readable]. Novel about a small-town girl who becomes a stage actress. A contemporary publisher's ad called it "a brilliant novel of stage life, with an unusual and unconventional heroine," also noting that it featured "a frankly daring discussion of the sex problem." The author was the second wife (and widow) of British actor Aubrey Boucicault, the youngest child of the famed Irish actor/playwright Dion Boucicault, and had herself been "on the stage" for a few years, including an appearance in a 1914 Broadway production of "As You Like It." (The early thespian activities of this book's heroine involve a lot of Shakespeare.) Smith, American Fiction,1901-1925, B-772.

Title: The Rose of Jericho

Author: Boucicault, Ruth Holt

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York/London, G.P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press: 1920

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 20546

Keywords: Fiction: Vintage The Theatre Broadway Actresses