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London: Putman & Co., (1946). 1946.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Dinesen, Isak. (Andrezel, Pierre). THE ANGELIC AVENGERS. London: Putman & Co., (1946). First English Edition of Isak Dinesen's (Karen Blixen) only novel, a Gothic thriller, set in England and France during the 1840's parodying Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot et al. 8vo. 303 pp. A near fine copy in red cloth, gilt titles to the spine, (previous collector's tiny discreet name to the front free endpaper), in a bright pictorial dustwrapper showing some modest use - one small chip at the spine heel. Bleiler, The Checklist Of Fantastic Literature, pp. 22. "Isak Dinesen emerged into the spotlight as one of the most picturesque and flamboyant literary personalities of the century, a woman who had ''style'' as well as a remarkably grave and luminous prose style." John Updike, The New York Times.
Item #30809 Price: US$75.00