Genevieve: A Tale of Oregon FREDERIC HOMER BALCH 1932 First Printing ~ Novel of Portland & Pacific Northwest


Title: Genevieve: A Tale of Oregon

Author: Frederic Homer Balch

Description: Stated First Printing, December 1932. Plum colored boards with black lettering. Spine color-faded. Natural staining to endpapers. Previous owner's name in pencil on front paste-down and on first page of the introduction, else interior is clean. Frontispiece portrait of Balch and introductory biography of the author by historian Alfred Powers. 340 pages. 8.2 x 5.5 inches.

Novel by Frederic Homer Baclch (1861-1891) gives a picture of Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the 1880s. Written at his home in Hood River and finished in the summer of 1887, he was working on revising his manuscript at the time of his death. The protagonist is Colonna, a half-Italian, half-Indian, and the character of Genevieve is based on the real girl that Balch loved when he lived in Lyle, Washington.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Metropolitan Press
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1932

Keywords: Oregon, fiction, novel, Oregon author,

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