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HOWE, HELEN - The Gentle Americans: Biography of a Breed

Title: The Gentle Americans: Biography of a Breed
Description: Harper & Row. 1965, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Copper cloth, brown/gilt titles and decoration. Stated first edition with number code H-P. Subtitled 'A delightful re-creation of the literary and social life of some remarkable Bostonians between the 1860s and 1960.' Novelist Howe in this history/memoir re-creates the Boston of legend, with such personalities as Alfred North Whitehead, Van Wyck Brooks, John P. Marquand, Sarah Orne Jewett, Robert Frost and others. Two sections of photoplates on matte-finish paper. A classic history of an era in New England life. Book near fine with little wear. DJ very good plus with one archivally-repaired tear to front panel, other minor tears/edgewear. 458 pp. Near Fine/Very Good.

Keywords: Biography/Memoir

Price: US$ 40.00 Seller: Citynightsbooks
- Book number: 12803

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