Title: Old Man's Birthday
Author: Richmal Crompton
Description: First American Edition (printed January 1935). Light brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. General aged appearance; spine faded; boards rubbed and bit of wear at corners. Little bit of old sticker remnant on rear paste-down. 309 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. Scarce.
Adult novel by the English author Richmal Crompton (1890-1969), best known for her juvenile "Just William" series. Old Man's Birthday is the day in the life of a 95 year old man, struggling to keep his memory, personality, and freedom. After his own hard and dangerously lived life he attempt to make sense of his soft-living, conventional descendants--his children (six, all born in the 1870's), grandchildren (born in the 1890's) and great grandchildren (born during the first World War)--and the messes they've made of their lives.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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