Cloud by Day

By: Stiles, Pauline

Price: $65.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, tiny faint stain on top edge of text block, vintage price sticker (from San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket has teensy paper loss to several corners, very slightly faded at spine]. "When Stephen's father died, the mother, who had no longer an impediment to her leading the life of a wealthy expatriate American, took her son and established herself in Rome. In the beautiful old Italian villa Stephen grew up, instructed by tutors in whom his mother happened to be interested. He learned charming manners, an Oxford accent, perfect French and Italian, and through his interest in primitive Italian art became an authority on antiques. His mother about whom his whole life revolved intended for him a wealthy marriage. ... That was before Jeanne arrived in Rome, chaperoned by her fiance, a wealthy New York antique dealer who had educated Jeanne, the penniless daughter of an old friend and offered her his heart and fortune." (How all of that translates to "A Prisoner of Zenda in Modern Dress," as the front-jacket tag-line has it, is unclear to me.)

Title: Cloud by Day

Author: Stiles, Pauline

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 19591

Keywords: Rome Italy Expatriates Fiction: Vintage Dust Jacket Art 1920s