White Hawthorn 1935 Lucille Papin Borden ~ First Edition


Title: White Hawthorn

Author: Lucille Papin Borden

Description: First Edition. Blue-black cloth with silver lettering on spine and front cover. Clean and unmarked. Pages crisp. Dust jacket rubbed; small chip to bottom corner of front panel; edges lightly worn; short closed tear to top edge of rear panel; front flap clipped but still showing the price ($2.50); in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. 395.

Novel set in 14th century Italy which revolves around the daughter of a tavern-keeper, saved from the sordid life of her family, and her tutelage, travels and adventure with the great Abbess Birgitta. The novel features ''journeys from one city of Italy to another under armed escort, over highways beset with robbers; scenes at the court of Queen Johanna, where Boccaccio sings to Laura; beautiful and stirring scenes in monastery, castle, and St. Peter's at Rome; [and] a plot whose interest is heightened by the mystery that surrounds three of the chief characters.''

Lucille Papin Borden (1873-1962) was a Catholic novelist and biographer and a native of St. Louis. She held a Humane Letters degree from Fordham University.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Year: 1935

Keywords: Catholic, Italy, novel, fiction, 14th century,

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