Memoirs of a Midget. Walter DE LA MARE.

Memoirs of a Midget

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First Edition. Octavo (21cm); brown cloth titled in orange and gilt on the cover and spine; dustjacket; 431pp.; spine ends are lightly pushed; minor bumps to lower board edges; Near Fine. The dustjacket is toned, mostly at the spine; small chip to upper rear panel and crown of spine; minor rubbinng to the extremities; Very Good+.

Author's fourth novel and Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. "A surrealistic novel, told in the first person... the protagonist and principle narrator "Miss M." is playfully referred to as "Midgetina" by her faithless friend, Fanny. Her's is the story of a person who, though at home in nature and literature, is physically, spiritually, and intellectually out of place in the world. Her exact size is never made clear and seems to shift throughout the story. At times she is described as being of Thumbellina-like smallness. She recounts that she remembers as a child her father lifting her up in the palm of his hand to see herself in a small mirror" (from Wikipedia).

Price: $150.00

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