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Title: The Party Dress.
Description: Longmans, Green, Toronto, 1930.. 343 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "After forty years, Nina Henry looked in her mirror and found there a stranger in place of herself. Her first Paris dress had transformed her from a respectable young matron into an almost i ndecently beautiful woman. If that's what a dress does to you, she told herself, it is all wrong. It's immoral..Her husband thought so, too. He said it had changed her - made her look like a French cocotte. And when that night she met C h a l k e E wing, vacationing from his Cuban sugar ranch, Nina knew that she actually had changed - become a stranger to herself. She realized, with complete surprise, that she had never really been in love before. But despite the change, Nina co ul d no t fa c e the situation. Possessed by the necessities of the present, she was bound by the romantic conventions of the past. Demanding all, she would sacrifice nothing. How far she is successful, and where she fails, is a dramatic record o f t he ne ed fo r co mpromise, which more than any other quality, has formed the thoughts and acts of most women." Small label from bookstore on front pastedown, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spi ne, one sma ll slig ht co rner bump, light fading to color on spine and at top/bottom edges. Dust jacket has several creases down front flap, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears and chips (two with old tape), small strip cut fro m bot tom of f ron t pa nel and from top of spine, light to moderate soiling on rear panel and at some edges, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. Good/Fair.

Keywords: Romance, Love, Appearances, Development, Change, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Personality, Roles.

Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23828

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