Title: The Grandmothers: A Family Portrait
Author: Glenway Wescott
Description: Book has faint spotting along the top edge and front spine edge. Bumping to front corners. Head and tail of spine are lightly bumped. Pages are free of marks and binding is sound. Boards and spine are dark and gilt is bright. Stated first edition with F-B on the copyright page, 1927.
In this novel, based on Wescott's own life and family, the young Alwyn Tower leaves Wisconsin to travel in Europe, but finds himself haunted by a family of long-dead spirits--his grandparents and great-uncles and aunts, a generation whose young adulthood was shattered by the Civil War. Their images were preserved in fading family albums of daguerreotypes and in his own fragmented memories of stories told to him by his strong and enduring grandmothers.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
Place: New York
Size: 5.5 x 7.5 inches.
Pages: 388 pages.
Keywords: Harper Prize
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