Us Ladies [*SIGNED*]

By: Brady, Mariel

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid copy, slight fraying to bottom corners, minor wear at spine ends, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has some shallow chipping along the top edge, a bit of paper loss at spine ends and bottom right-hand corner of front panel, general rubbing/scuffing]. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and dated (November 8, 1937) by the author on the dedication page. "Genevieve Gertrude," the red-headed schoolgirl who is the heroine of this episodic novel, was the author's signature character, having first appeared in stories published in "Good Housekeeping" magazine. (This book was in fact reprinted under the title "More About Genevieve Gertrude.") "Transplanted from 'N'Yawk' to the alien atmosphere of a small New England town, she shows you the place and its people through her eyes -- eyes often wistful, sometimes angry, but always honest." G.G. was featured in dozens of subsequent stories, and one previous eponymous novel, published in 1928 -- in fact, it looks very much like this "novel" may have originated as a group of short stories (evidenced by the copyright notice giving dates ranging from 1928-1934, with copyright credited to International Magazine Corp.), although the jacket copy pitches them as "a group of new adventures." Further per the blurb, these adventures include "planning to swap a rubber plant for a huge and coveted Easter egg in a druggist's window, attempting to keep an obese widow on her diet, smoothing it out between a discouraged young man and his offended girl, [and] attempting, with dismaying results, to do good deeds, so as to gain admittance to the Pippa Club." The book is dedicated, by the way, to the editor of "Good Housekeeping" magazine. Signed by Author

Title: Us Ladies [*SIGNED*]

Author: Brady, Mariel

Illustrator: Illustrated by (endpaper illustration) Eggleston

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1934

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16718

Keywords: Schoolgirls Short Stories Adolescent Girls Signed Comic Novel