1980 Hardcover Book, The Girl in a Swing, Richard Adams, First Edition, Novel, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction
A wonderful hardcover book titled The Girl in a Swing by Richard Adams. This book is a 1980 first edition. The book has white cover boards with the author's embossed gold initials on the front and the title in gold on the spine.
It was first published in 1980. In Adams' original manuscript, she was named Käthe Geutner, but almost all of the first editions with that name were withdrawn from print because of a libel suit by a real woman with the same name. In subsequent editions, her surname was variously changed to Forster or Wassermann; her first name was sometimes also changed to Karin. This edition has the original name of the character.
A shy young man meets a beautiful woman in the company of a young girl. He finds himself swept off of his feet and married to her, bringing her with him to live in his family home. She is his erotic dream come true; she does everything she can to bind him to her and join him in his comfortable life. Soon, however, odd things begin to happen. Things in the house are strangely damp with what looks like seawater, bodies appear under the water that are not really there. It all winds up to a horrifying conclusion.
Richard George Adams (May 1920 – December 2016) was an English novelist and writer of the books Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. He studied modern history at university before serving in the British Army during World War II. Afterward, he completed his studies, and then joined the British Civil Service. In 1974, two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author,
9 1/2 inches in length
6 3/4 inches in width
Published by Alfred A. Knoff, Inc -- 1980 First Edition
This book is in Very Good condition. The top of the pages are colored from being stored on a shelf and have a stamp marking. There are no marks in the book and the spine is tight and strong. The cover boards are unstained and the dust cover is also in Very Good condition with just some fold marks and rubbing along the edges.
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