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

Description:

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.

Condition:

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.

SOLD 2020

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