The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Boston: Little, Brown, 1930.

Price: $85.00

Hardcover. First American edition. Contemporary owner's name and address on the front fly, a couple of pages a little roughly opened, and a little light wear at the crown, a very good plus copy in worn dustwrapper with considerable chipping at the extremities. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. A complex psychological play about Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her over-protective (and possibly incestuous) father's attempts to stifle her love life. Basis for two excellent film versions, both directed by Sidney Franklin. The first was made in 1934 with Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton and Margaret Sullivan, the second in 1957 with Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna. Both the English and American firsts are very scarce, and exceptionally so in jacket.

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The Barretts of Wimpole Street. Rudolf BESIER.