Author:Mitchell, Ruth Comfort

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Strait Gate

By: Mitchell, Ruth Comfort

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York/London, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16468

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light shelfwear, spotting on top edge, gilt lettering on spine and front cover still bright; jacket lightly edgeworn, a couple of unobtrusive tears, small chip at top of spine]. A tale of a woman aviator that (it sez here) "soars on the wings of adventure and romance." Its protagonist is a headstrong young woman who rebels against societal expectations, and finds "the passionate, guiding interest which was to dominate her life" when she's "tricked by a roadhouse party into an unwanted ride in a plane." As a result of this thrilling experience, she "developed flyi... View more info

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Dust of Mexico

By: Mitchell, Ruth Comfort

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24493

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, lightly shelfworn, spine slightly turned, spine cloth somewhat faded, small red stain on front cover]. Late novel (her next-to-last published work, I believe) by this California author, who I think of as the anti-John Steinbeck due to her previous book, "Of Human Hearts" (1939), which was written as a rebuttal to "The Grapes of Wrath" and presented a sympathetic view of California's ranchers and fruit growers. Married to a California State Senator, she herself was also active in Republican political circles. This book is a romantic/adventur... View more info