“ANOTHER PERFECT SOMERSET MAUGHAM STORY… WITH A DASH OF MYSTERY THRILL”
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Up at the Villa. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1941. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $450.
First English edition of W. Somerset Maugham’s critically praised novel, basis for the 2000 film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, in original dust jacket.
Up at the Villa won high praise on publication "as another perfect Somerset Maugham story… closely knit, splendidly built, with its dramatic peaks precisely where they ought to be… with a dash of mystery thrill" (New York Times). Basis for the 2000 film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn. Preceded by the American edition by one month. Serialized in Red Book under the title, "The Villa on the Hill." Stott A59b. Small ink notation to rear free endpaper.
Endpapers toned, as usual. Book about-fine, dust jacket with a bit of shallow wear to spine head, clean, bright and near-fine.