DICKENS, Monica (author). The Angel In The Corner.

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DICKENS, Monica (author). The Angel In The Corner. London; Michael Joseph. 1956.

8vo.; publisher's burgundy cloth lettered and decorated in gilt to spine, in decorated dustwrapper with photographic portrait of the author to lower panel; pp. [vi], 7-326 + [i]; a very fresh copy indeed, without ownership inscription, in a remarkably clean and crisp, unclipped dustwrapper (15s) with tiny nicking and rubbing to head of spine and 2 short closed tears to top edge of the lower panel (longer 15mm), now neatly repaired to the reverse with achival tissue-tape.
First edition. A story of love, ambition, disillusionment and tragedy. Set in London, a city which, like her great-grandfather Charles Dickens, Monica Dickens describes with realism and humour, the novel contrasts scenes of the fashionable high life and desperate poverty, describing life in the opulent West End, or a dinner party in St. John's Wood, alongside squalor in the slums.