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The Constant Nymph
Heinemann London: Heinemann. 1924. First edition, first printing, second issue with the half-title in the second state; in second issue dustwrapper with variant ads on the rear panel (copies of the first printing of the first edition were so altered very early in the distribution process, possibly even before the book was issued, as the additional books added to the advertising were issued at approximately the same time as this title. Copies of the first issue with all points are rare). Modest foxing to the foredge, and some slight rubbing to the boards, else about fine in very good or better dustwrapper with faint splash marks on the spine, a small, faint stain on the front panel, and very small nicks and tears at the spine ends. The author's second novel, a major and surprise bestseller, about an adolescent girl who falls in love with an older composer, who becomes her guardian when he marries her haughty cousin, who in turn is suffused with jealousy over the close relationship between the girl and her husband. Adapted by the author (along with Basil Dean) into a successful play, and filmed at least four times, among them: in 1928 directed by Adrian Brunel and Basil Dean, and featuring Ivor Novello, Mabel Poulton, and Elsa Lancaster; in 1933, again directed by Dean, with Victoria Hopper and Brian Aherne; and probably most memorably in 1943 directed by Edmund Goulding, and featuring Charles Boyer and Joan Fontaine (who was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award). Any issue of the first edition is rare in jacket. .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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