Title: Eva's Apples
Publisher: Duffield & Company
Publication Date: 1928
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1928. Duffield & Company. 1st American Edition. Some Slight Marking To The Boards and Previous Owner’s Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good.No Dustjacket. 393 pages. hardcover. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 11025. FROM THE PUBLISHER - William Gerhardi’s third novel, published in England as JAZZ AND JASPER. The American publisher, Duffield, insisted on the title change claiming that the word ‘jazz’ had been ‘worn threadbare’ in the States. Gerhardi always wanted the title to be DOOM, which it eventually became in later editions in later editions. Despite its bleak title, DOOM is Gerhardie’s most wildly funny novel. It is the story of Frank Dickin, an impoverished young novelist and his involvement, on the one hand with an eccentric family of Russian emigres and in particular their beautiful daughter Eva - and, on the other with an all-powerful newspaper magnate, Lord Ottercove, who decides to take him up as a lost cause. The untameable comic pot-pourri also involves a mad English lord who plans to destroy the world, and, with an outrageous sleight of hand, that only Gerhardie could get away with, the novel slowly slips from social comedy toward apocalyptic speculation. ‘Amusing, brilliant and quite, quite mad.’ - Herald Tribune. Some Slight Marking To The Boards and Previous Owner’s Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good.No Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 11025
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