The King's General
Daphne du Maurier
By: Doubleday & Company, Inc. - Garden City, New York - 1946 - A Literary Guild selection
Condition: Dust Jacket in is tattered and torn on edges with a small piece missing from bottom of spine. Hardback covers in good condition with minimal wear on corners. Binding strong and all pages intact. Pages have "yellowing" from age. Page fore edges cut uneven. An inscription on first page dated "Oct. 8, 1946". Name and address inside back cover. Additional pictures available upon request.
Height: 8 3/4"
Thickness: 1 1/8"
From Dust Jacket Flap:
One of Miss du Maurier's most engaging talents is the ability to incorporate here the best features of her previous books without once repeating herself. THE KING'S GENERAL has much of the depth of Hungry Hill, some of the suspense of Rebecca, a little of the swashbuckling of Frenchman's Creek, but it is nothing like any of them.
Menabilly stands bare and desolate on the Cornish coast, its ivy-covered walls hiding the secret which two people will carry to their graves: Honor Harris, so injured as a girl that she never walked again, and Sir Richard Grenvile, the King's General in the West, resentful, proud, bitter to the end. The only man Honor ever loved.
She saw him for the first time on the night of her eightrrnth birthday at the Duke of Buckingham's ball. Richard was already a veteran of foreign wars and on his way to fame and power...
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