The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Boston: Little, Brown, 1930.

Price: $150.00

Hardcover. First American edition. Very faint, nearly invisible stain on the front board, else near fine in a nice, near fine dustwrapper with light overall wear. 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 scarce in jacket.

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The Barretts of Wimpole Street. Rudolf BESIER.