Watch the North Wind Rise

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Author: Graves, Robert von Ranke (1895-1985)

Year: 1945

Publisher: Creative Age Press

Place: New York


v+290 pages Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with green label in gilt lettering over grey boards in original pictorial jacket. First American edition.

Graves takes us to New Crete, a most utopian utopia where love reigns supreme . . . where the glass and steel and plastic miracles of today have been forsaken (except for an antiquated train drawn by oxen) . . . where everybody is beautiful . . . where the innocent are reborn, if they choose to be . . . where the White Goddess is worshiped as sole deity and the Christian Erais spoken of, like the Stone Age, as something in the dimmest past . . . and where, as in many another utopia, all hell eventually breaks loose. And it is in New Crete that the hero, a leftover from the Late Christian era, finds himself. It is here that he meets lovely Saphire, the Nymph-of-the-Month; grapples with crafty Sally, the ravishing witch, and it is also in this extraordinary country that - to his mixed delight and horror - brittle, beautiful, brazen Erica, a former flame from Atomic days, appears as a manifestation of the White Goddess to work a little havoc in paradise.


Page ends soiled and foxed, corners bumped. Jacket corners and spine ends lightly chipped, spine ends with closed tears, light edge wear with some closed tears. Over all a very good copy in like jacket.

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