The London Venture

By: Arlen, Michael

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author on slip bound in at title page. David Diamond's copy, with two postcards addressed to him laid in. Front hinge just starting, jacket edges worn with loss, including a large chip from the base of the front panel, pencil notes on rear endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 350 pp. The Green Hat perfectly reflects the atmosphere of the 1920s—the post-war fashion for verbal smartness, youthful cynicism, and the spirit of rebellion of the bright young things of Mayfair. Iris Storm, femme fatale, races around London and Europe in her yellow Hispano-Suiza surrounded by romantic intrigue, but beneath the glamour she is destined to be a tragic heroine. A perfect synecdoche, in fact: as the hat is to the woman, so the words of the title are to an entire literary style. The success of the novel when it was first published in 1924 let to its adaptation for the screen, with Greta Garbo starring as Iris Storm.

Title: The London Venture

Author: Arlen, Michael

Illustrator: Sevier, Michel

Categories: Fiction, Literature, Signed,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1920

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270196

Keywords: LITERATURE BOOKS TO FILM 1920S TRAVEL FICTION,