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IN THE MOUNTAINS Elizabeth Von Arnim 1920 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By Von Arnim, Elizabeth
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New York, Doubleday, 1920, 1st edition. 298 pp. Original rust cloth hardcover with no dust jacket. Near Fine. Former owner's name written on front end paper. 

Published anonymously in 1920, this book lists no author, which is unusual considering the number of books she wrote. Subsequent editions listed Von Arnim as the author.

Von Arnim's delightful little novel in which everything is contained within the small cast of characters. Narrated by an Englishwoman whose name we never learn, In the Mountains in written in the form of a journal. Taking place in the summer and autumn of 1919, the novel tells the story of the return of this Englishwoman to her Swiss mountain summer home, the home she left in 1914 and has not seen since. We know virtually nothing about this woman, except that in 1914 she left as part of a “we” and returns very much as "I." Before the war the house had been filled with people, visited by friends, a place of laughter, now it provides the peace and solitude its inhabitant particularly craves.

During her absence the house continued to be cared for by Antoine, who is now married, and he and Mrs Antoine continue to care for the property, to feed their employer allowing her the peace and space she so obviously needs. 

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