A Whip for the Woman; being (perhaps a little unexpectedly) an impartial account of the present state of the novel market, and intended to be a guide for all literary aspirants

By: Straus, Ralph

Price: $65.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(corner-clipped, although printed price is still present) [good solid book, minor shelfwear to bottom edge, vintage price sticker from San Francisco department store The White House on rear pastedown; jacket lightly worn along bottom of front panel and at both ends of spine, short tear with minor paper loss at top rear foldover]. (frontispiece caricature, photo, facsimile ads The book is "the story of a novel, from the moment it is conceived in the author's brain until it reaches the reviewers' hands. Mr. Straus ... writes as novelist, publisher, and literary critic, exploiting every side of his experience with irresistible relish, contradicting himself in the cheeriest fashion, and generally providing a feast of amusement fresh in flavour, wittily spiced, and completed with the sauce of worldly wisdom to give life and meaning to the ingenuities of a brilliant practical joke." Pretty funny stuff in 1932, and although some of the in-jokes will be lost on today's readers, there remains a good deal of eternal truth about the publishing world, the vicissitudes of celebrity, the degradations of the marketplace, and so on. Straus (1882-1950) was a prolific novelist and biographer, with a special interest in Charles Dickens, about whom he wrote at least four books.

Title: A Whip for the Woman; being (perhaps a little unexpectedly) an impartial account of the present state of the novel market, and intended to be a guide for all literary aspirants

Author: Straus, Ralph

Illustrator: Illustrated by (frontispiece plate) Low; (dj) Calman

Categories: Literary Criticism,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1932)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 19352

Keywords: Publishing Authors Writing