Children of Ruth

By: Sutton, Marvin

Price: $85.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, slight bumping/fraying to bottom front corner, faint bookseller's vintage rubber stamp (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, California) at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket shows some wear along top edge, a few tiny nicks and tears, light scuffing]. Per the jacket blurb, this novel, first published in England in 1933, is "an absorbing and moving story of English countryside life [which] presents vividly the conflict of slow-dying feudal conditions and the spread of urban influences." Various laudatory quotes from various British reviewers are reproduced on the front jacket flap, along with the statement that "it has aroused a great deal of discussion [and] has already achieved the 'best seller' lists." The New York Times reviewer was impressed as well, calling it "a proletarian novel entirely free from bias, animus or exaggeration," and praising it for having "no taint of propaganda" (because you know The New York Times wasn't havin' none of that proletarian propaganda) in its vivid depiction of "revolutionary conditions in the agricultural England of today." The whole, this critic further opined, "in its intensity, its breadth, its largeness of vision and its strength, is nothing short of epic -- an epic of labor that holds you, close-gripped, from start to close." And with no propaganda, too. The beautiful dust jacket art is by David Berger.

Title: Children of Ruth

Author: Sutton, Marvin

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) David Berger

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: (c.1934)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 23310

Keywords: Fiction: Vintage Dust Jacket Art 1930s England Agrarian Life