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[nice solid book, a touch of wear to extremities, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket bright and colorful, a little soiling to the rear panel]. "A novel of the age of the motor-car," which opens in 1899 "when young Peter Gildroy came home and astonished his father by announcing that he was going to enter the motor trade." The book follows the family saga of the Gildroys over the ensuing decades, positing automobile traffic as "a symbol of the traffic of change and revolution in the hearts of those who fill [the roads] with noise." (Wish I could think that romantically about traffic, but living in L.A. for forty years has kind of beaten that out of me.) Foster wrote a number of novels in the fantasy/speculative fiction vein during the 1930s; perhaps the presence of the naked couple in the jacket illustration, in a story that on the face of it wouldn't seem to call for such exposure, was another type of fantasy?
Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) "A.G."
Categories: Fiction: Vintage,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall Ltd: 1931
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 20872
Keywords: Automobile Industry Family Saga Dust Jacket Art 1930s