"'One never gets enough love": First Edition of Family History; Signed and Dated by V. Sackville West
Family History: A Novel of Modern England.
West, V. Sackville.$500.00
Item Number: 4257
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, "V. Sackville West Bryn Mawr Feb. 23, 1933." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear to the extremities. Uncommon signed.
A novel by the acclaimed author, poet and gardener which recounts the ill-fated relationship of Evelyn Jarrold, a 39-year-old fashionable upper middle class widow and 25-year-old Miles Vane-Merrick, a socially aware aristocrat. While they are passionately in love they both have powerful and contrasting domineering personalities. They make each other happy and unhappy, she beadily aware of the unconventional age gap and lacking confidence in Miles's world. Miles has many interests including his love for Evelyn, his estate, his politics, his interesting friends. He is set to become a successful, popular politician. A wonderful evocation of the complexity of 1930s high-society mores and values, Family History is a universal love story.