Allen, Hervey Anthony Adverse in Italy
New York Dell Publishing 1949 First Thus Mass Market Paperback Very Good
Illustrated by Romano, Umberto (cover)
Spine a bit creased, slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little browning to page edges. A bright, attractive Dell mapback, Dell # 281.
"Anthony Adverse" was originally published in 1933, but was split into three self-contained paperbacks of which this is the first, followed by "Anthony Adverse in Africa" and America.
"This book follows events in the life of Anthony Adverse from his birth, through childhood and adolescence into young manhood and the tender passion of his first love. This is the love with which he is to compare all others throughout his tempestuous life. Sharing these moments with him is Angela, slim, brown-eyed, darkly beautiful, 'the little shepherdess.' Anthony's early life revolves around events at the Casa da Bonnyfeather, in Livorno, Italy, nucleus of the prosperous shipping business of John Bonnyfeather. It is here that his character is forged to the brilliant hardness that carries him successfully through subsequent adventures in distant lands."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall