The Rash Act

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Author: Ford, Ford Madox (1873–1939)

Year: 1933

Publisher: Ray Long and Richar R Smith, Inc

Place: New York


380 pages. Small octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in orange cloth with purple lettering to front cover and offset coloring to spine. First American edition.

One of the outstanding literary figures of this generation, Ford Madox Ford is equally distinguished as a poet, essayist, biographer, critic and novelist. Here he has turned his great abilities to the job he likes best of all - the telling of a story, with its psychology, its flavor, its drama, deeply rooted in the present-day; its background in France and America. He takes a study in the exchange of identities, and shows us that, even though Henry Martin Alluin Smith did not commit suicide, as he had planned; even though he took over the identity of a man who did, nevertheless if one changes his identity without changing his nature hi is no better off than he was before. Written with the distinction for which Ford Madox Ford is famous, The Rash Act is a psychological novel of the first importance, permeated with the irony of which the author is a master, and sure to engage intense interest from beginning to end.


Slight bump at fore edge. Jacket spine sunned, extremities rubbed, edges with some small chips and closed tears else a better than very good copy in a very good jacket.

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