Devil Water by Anya Seton [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1962 • Houghton Mifflin
Devil Water by Anya Seton
FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING  THE RIVERSIDE PRESS • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has a few edge tears and some general wear; overall strong and in tact; housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is excellent. Light wear to boards. Reads beautifully with a hint of tanning.
DEVIL WATER is the true story of Charles Radcliffe, who escaped from Newgate prison in 1715 after his brother's execution, and of his daughter Jenny. Jenny was the child of a secret marriage; father and daughter share a strong and abiding affection.
When Jenny immigrates to America, she and her father suffer years of separation. The themes of this book are loyalty and courage.
Like all of Seton's books, this one combines thoroughly documented history with superb storytelling.