A Certain Smile..
Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has edge chips and small missing section on lower rear edge. Small sunned area at foot of spine, slight spotting of fore edge and some browning of fly leaves; otherwise a very good copy.
John Murray, Albemarle Street, W.1.,
A novel by françoise sagan. translated by irene ash.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches.  + 132 pp.
Decorative border to title.
First English edition of the author's second novel, published in French in 1956, following the success of her Bonjour Tristesse of 1954. Françoise Sagan was the pseudonym of Françoise Quoirez (1935-2004), French novelist, playwright and screenwriter. The characters of her psychological novels had a certain appeal to disaffected teenagers, who perhaps appreciated the existential undertones of her dialogues.
[Stock No. 25370]