Girls In Uniform: A Play in Three Acts. Christa WINSLOE, play, Barbara BURNHAM, translation.

Girls In Uniform: A Play in Three Acts

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1933. First American Edition. Dramatized version of Winsloe's English language novel The Child Manuela (Farrar & Rinehart, 1933), based in turn on her German-language play Gestern und Heute. The story revolves around a group of teenage girls in a strict Prussian boarding school, and the relationship one particular student develops with her teacher. Notable for it's frank portrayal of lesbianism among teenage girls, particularly in its adaptation into film; Mädchen in Uniform was released in 1931 to critical acclaim throughout Europe, and remains today among the first films to depict lesbianism positively. Both the novel and the play are uncommon in dustjacket. DAMON, et al., p.93. First Printing. Octavo (19.75cm); red cloth, with ivory title label printed in black and red and applied to spine; dustjacket; 130pp. Former owner's name and small bookseller's ticket to front pastedown; spine ends gently nudged, with a touch of dustiness to top edge; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00); spine-sunned and edgeworn, with some overall light dustiness, small chips, tears, and creasing to extremities, and a circular rubbed spot at lower third of spine; Very Good only.

Price: $450.00

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