London: Cassell and Company Limited, . First U.K. Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; ix,,389pp. Jacket quite brittle and worn with several long closed tears and crude tape repair to verso, 2" loss at spine foot, remaining spine panel a bit sunned, foxing to textblock edges, else Very Good in a Good only copy of the jacket.
Novel by the Marxist economist and author, set in the south of France, "a tale of pre-Danzig days, of the France of the Popular Front; of young, idyllic love, of passion at white-heat, of democracy menaced by money-lust" (rear jacket panel).