Losing to Win 1874 Theodore Davies ~ Scarce novel of NYC society


Title: Losing to Win

Author: Theodore Davies

Description: Book is a little bumped and worn at head and tail of spine as well as fore edge corners. Small wear/discoloration spot on front board. Gift inscription on ffep dated 1892. All other pages are clean. Binding is tight. 407 pp. 13cm x 19cm. Scarce.

A society novel on American life in New York City in the 1870s. ''... as a story of journalistic life in New York, it shows not only a familiar acquaintance with the ins and outs of Printers Row, but a considerable range of observation covering all the prominent isms of the day, including free love, woman's rights, strikes, quacks, and various other modern institutions, which all come in for a pretty tolerable share of castigation.''

This book was published in October 1874. Theodore Davies (1847-March 1875) died of pneumonia at the age of 28. This was his first and only published work.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good-
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Sheldon & Company
Publisher Place: New York, NY
Year: 1874

Pages: 407

Keywords: Women's Rights

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