Precious Bane by Mary Webb [ANTIQUE HARDCOVER] 1945 • The Modern Library
Precious Bane by Mary Webb
HARDCOVER COLLECTOR'S EDITION  THE MODERN LIBRARY
Beautiful small antique hardcover in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some surface tearing to spine; general shelf and edge wear and price clipped on front panel.
Book itself is excellent. Clean, tight and reads good as new.
Books like PRECIOUS BANE are as rare as blue moons. A forgotten classic set in rural Shropshire at the turn of the 19th century blends a simple, rustic love story with a profound sense of nature's mystic truth.
Prue Sarn is an original and appealing heroine of English literature as she triumphs over a physical handicap to win her heart's desire. Skillfully woven through this story is the aura of the English countryside, its flora and fauna anticipating every turn of the plot.
Mary Webb's work won her the admiration of her contemporary writers and in 1925 PRECIOUS BANE won the Femina Vie Heureuse prize.