By: Stern, G[ladys]. B[ronwyn].

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Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

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[book in very nice condition except for small stain at lower corner of rear cover (bleed-through fromt stain on jacket), a couple of slightly ragged page edges near end of book (result of page being carelessly cut); jacket is colorful and attractive, blemished only by the small stain at bottom corner of rear panel and some spotting to the rear panel, and some light edgewear elsewhere]. "Laurie Ferrier romantically marries a pretty Italian peasant and suddenly finds himself with a fine lady for a wife. At first her unexpected airs amuse him, then they puzzle him, and at last he grows angry. Craftily highhanded, he lures Modesta back to her native village and there takes a revenge which is as unexpected as it is humorous and efficacious." (The English title of the novel was "Petruchio," which makes a little more explicit that it's somewhat of a riff on "The Taming of the Shrew.")

Title: Modesta

Author: Stern, G[ladys]. B[ronwyn].

Edition: 1st/2nd printings before publication

Location Published: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

Categories: Fiction: Vintage

Seller ID: 19397

Keywords: romance fiction: vintage italy dust jacket art 1920s