Death Under Sail

SNOW, C[harles]. P[ercy]. (1905-1980)

Published by William Heinemann [through 1959], London, 1932
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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8vo: viii,255,[1]pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, spine gilt, pictorial dust jacket priced 12s/6d. A Fine, bright, unread copy, in an about Fine jacket, lightly toned. Revised and reset (first published 1932). Snow's first novel, an ingenious detective story set on the Norfolk Broads-"a murderer making his murder look like a suicide arranged to look like a murder." According to the "Author's Note," Death Under Sail served as a signal to Snow, "though not to many others," that he proposed to give up scientific work and turn to writing novels, though not detective fiction. His next novel, published anonymously, was science fiction (New Lives for Old), followed by a bildungsroman about the loss of a scientific vocation (The Search). But forty-seven years after publication of Death Under Sail, in his final novel (A Coat of Varnish, 1979), Snow returned to the detective story. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB0895

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Title: Death Under Sail

Publisher: William Heinemann [through 1959], London

Publication Date: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-

Edition: Revised Edition.

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