Hardcover Book, Lucinda Brayford, Martin Boyd, 1948 Edition, Novel, Literature, Fiction


Hardcover Book, Lucinda Brayford, Martin Boyd, 1948 Edition, Novel, Literature, Fiction

A hardcover book titled Lucinda Brayford. This is a 1948 edition. The book has blue cover boards with the title in red on the front cover board and in red and gold on the spine.

The book starts out in the 1850s. We're introduced to William Vane (Lucinda's grandfather) who has to move from England to Australia after he develops an unsavory reputation. There he marries a rich woman and has a son named Fred. Fred grows up to marry Julie, the daughter of William's old English enemy. Upon returning from their honeymoon they find that William has died and left nothing but debt behind. Fred and Julie start out their marriage terribly poor and unhappy and from there the book follows them as they struggle to build their fortune and Julie climbs her way to the top of the social ladder. Fast forward to their second child, Lucinda, on the eve of her 18th birthday, experiencing her first romance, and then her marriage to an English man named Hugo Brayford. We follow the couple to England where the rest of the book takes place and the plot focuses on Hugo's family, Lucinda's social life which becomes somewhat of a prison, their infidelity, and WWI. Fast forward again to Lucinda's son Stephen being in his early 20s. The events that focus on his relationships with his family, his friends, his marriage, and WW2.

Martin Boyd (1893 – 1972) was an Australian writer who spent most of his life after World War I in Europe, primarily Britain. His work drew heavily on his own life and family, with his novels frequently exploring the experiences of the Anglo-Australian upper and middle classes. His writing was also deeply influenced by his experience of serving in World War One.

8 1/4 inches in length
5 3/4 inches in width
No Dust Cover
439 pages
Published by E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc
This Printing: 1948
Original Copyright: 1946

This book is in Good condition. The Cover boards have some wear around the spine and sun fading along the edges. The binding is tight. On the inside of the front cover board, is a sticker with former owners name. The pages are foxed (yellowed) with age.

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