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The Withered Root

By: Davies, Rhys

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Robert Holden and Co. Ltd.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20716

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice solid book, minor dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket just a touch darkened at spine]. This somewhat neglected Welsh author's first novel, "a portrayal, once touching and sardonic, of a Welsh religious 'revival.'," in which the "primitive emotional natures of a bleak mining valley in South Wales catch fire from the mystical passion of the young collier Reuben Daniels, whose lyrical eloquence sustains the shouting multitudes in their orgiastic devotions." Think "How Green Was My Valley" meets "Elmer Gantry," the latter published in America the same ... View more info