INSCRIBED BY PLAYWRIGHT S.N. BEHRMAN
BEHRMAN, Samuel Nathaniel. Rain from Heaven. A Play in Three Acts. New York: Random House, (1935). Octavo, original beige cloth. $200.
First edition, inscribed: “For Anastasia, Not bad in a crisis! SNB.”
While “best remembered for the deft characterization and sparkling dialogue of his comedies,” Behrman was also a master of more serious drama, as in this anti-fascist play, “which made use of an English houseparty to establish the untenability of civilized detachment in a strife-worn world” (Hartnoll, 68). Without scarce original dust jacket. Partial bookseller ticket.
Light soiling to original cloth and minor toning to spine. A lovely inscribed copy in near-fine condition.