Antiquarian first-edition (1919) illustrated hardcover book The Re-creation of Brian Kent written by Harold Bell Wright and published by The Book Supply Co. Chicago, USA.
This first-edition hardcover book is complete at 352 pages. Contains several specially-commissioned color illustrations by J. Allen St. John.
About the author: Harold Bell Wright was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and nonfiction. All but forgotten after the middle of the 20th century, Wright had a very successful career overall and is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction.
Storyline: To satisfy the wishes of his demanding wife, Brian Kent robs the bank at which he works. Then, overwhelmed with remorse, he attempts to take his own life on a boat, adrift in a rough river. The boat gets entangled in branches along the shore and Brian is shipwrecked, but alive, when he meets Judy. Judy has a positive influence on Brian. He shares all his secrets with her, including his bank robbery and attempts to move forward and become a better man. A love triangle results when Brian encounters Betty Jo and Judy gets jealous. I will say no more so as not to ruin the story for those who have not read the book or seen the film.
Condition: an ex-library copy, the book is in GOOD! antique condition. There is stress to the sewn-in bind largely at the back cover. There are NO! pages fully separated from the bind. Covers show small blemishes. The gold-embossed cover and spine show VERY LITTLE! rub or wear. Internal pages show the expected foxing for newsprint of the period. Internal pages show spots of browning from dampness. All text is clear and legible, all imagery bright and vivid. Book has NO! ripped or torn pages and NO! dog-eared corners. There are library stamps, a library pocket and a written name to the inside overleaf page.
Approximate measurements: 7-3/4" x 5" | hardcover | first edition | complete at 352 pages | NO! dust jacket.
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