Under Capricorn

London: Heinemann, (1937).

Price: $1,250.00

Hardcover. First edition. A couple of spots of foxing to the foredge, still easily fine in an attractive, fine dustwrapper with a couple of very small tears and tiny nicks. A lovely copy of the true first edition of a novel set in Sydney, Australia in the 1830s, where a young Irishman takes up with a strange household. Basis for the atypical 1949 Alfred Hitchcock film featuring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, and Michael Wilding. Simpson co-wrote the novel *Enter Sir John*, also filmed by Hitchcock, and she wrote the dialogue for his films *Sabotage* and *Murder*. Very scarce, and exceptionally so in this condition.

Item #73762

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Under Capricorn. Helen de Guerry SIMPSON.

Helen Simpson
birth name: Helen de Guerry Simpson
born: 12/1/1897
died: 10/14/1940
nationality: Australia

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