Silver Collar Boy

By: Wright, Constance

Price: $40.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj

[spine a little turned, light shelfwear, tiny stain on bottom of text block; jacket shows just a touch of soiling to rear panel]. (frontispiece, 4 full-page chapter-title drawings) Set in eighteenth-century London, this quasi-fantasy tale "is part fact, part legend, and part imagination," and its title notwithstanding, is really about the woman depicted in the beautiful Rex Whistler dust jacket illustration. "We are told of a lady of fashion whose portrait is painted by a young unknown artist, with her little negro slave at her knee. . . . [It is] a tale of love and jealousy, of proud woman humiliated by her passions, of a poor man torn between rival beauties, of a pathetically innocent blackamoor made the sport of whim and fancy." (What happens is that her African slave dies, and his ghost then haunts her and her family.) This was the author's first novel; she wrote one more ("Their Ships Were Broken," 1938), then nothing more until the 1950s, when she resumed writing and concentrated mostly on biographies of famous women: Fanny Kemble, Queen Hortense of Holland, Madame de Lafayette, Queen Louise of Prussia, etc.

Title: Silver Collar Boy

Author: Wright, Constance

Illustrator: Illustrated by Rex Whistler

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: (c.1935)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 17677

Keywords: Slaves Ghosts Fantasy