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brown cloth, D H Lawrence book, St Mawr, also The Princess

The heroine of the story, Lou Witt, abandons her sterile marriage and a brittle, cynical post-First World War England. Her sense of alienation is associated with her encounter with a high-spirited stallion, the St Mawr whose name provides the title for this tale. She eventually settles in a remote ranch set high in the mountains of New Mexico, near Taos.

Lawrence wrote most of this brief novel whilst spending five months of the summer of 1924 at what is now known as the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, a property which he and wife, Frieda, acquired from Mabel Dodge Luhan earlier that year.

St Mawr first appeared in St Mawr and Other Stories which, in addition to the novella, consists of two short stories 'The Overtone' and 'The Princess'

book is in generally good condition, corners and spine are bumped, owners name in fep in pencil, light browning to the pages, otherwise a tidy and square copy, 1926, published by Secker

All items described as best I can including faults. This is a Smoke free home. I have a stack of similar books, including Jamie Oliver, the Naked chef and Aunt daisy - i am happy to combine to save you postage
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