Title: Unclouded Summer - A Love Story
Author: Alec Waugh
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Company
Format: Hard Cover w/Jacket
Publication Year: 1948
Special Attributes: First Edition
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, no marks, not price clipped, not ex-library, pages lightly tanned, old glue residue on dj near price, edge worn dust jacket protected in new archival Brodart cover
Description from dust jacket:
Unclouded Summer is the first new novel in some years by Alec Waugh, distinguished author of Jill Somerset, The Balliols, etc. In breaking this silence, enforced by six years in uniform as a British intelligence officer, he has written a love story of the prewar era, the story of a young American in Europe. Few English novelists understand the United States as does Alec Waugh, and in this mature, unadorned novel he shows his feeling for and his ability to interpret those who live on both sides of the Atlantic.
"In most places life was gay in the late summer of 1926; the League of Nations was in session; people were in harmony; the period of slumps and strikes was at an end; in Wall Street stock market prices were climbing hourly to new high levels; in England, the collapse of the general strike had scotched the menace of revolution; Poincare was to stabilize the franc. The barometer stood set fair."
The Riviera, New York, and London provide the setting for this unusual love story which starts in the golden summer of 1926 and ends in the bleak wartime London of 1944.