Dawn: A Biographical Novel of Edith Cavell

New York: J.H. Sears, (1928).

Price: $250.00

Hardcover. First American edition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with some tiny nicks and tears and with a George Bernard Shaw blurb. Biographical novel about Cavell, a World War I British nurse executed by the Germans for helping POWs escape, novelized by Berkeley from his play and his screen-story for the 1928 silent film of the same name. Little remembered now, the film was understandably controversial in its time and was suppressed in some markets, and consequently a blockbuster in others. Cavell is memorialized today with a statue just off of Trafalgar Square.

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Dawn: A Biographical Novel of Edith Cavell. Captain Reginald BERKELEY.