Out of Such Fires by Devanny, Jean

Out of Such Fires

Devanny, Jean

The author's first novel to be set in Australia, reputedly based on her experiences working as a maid on an isolated sheep station. The dustwrapper blurb has other ideas, '... an English girl, a writer in search of new experiences. She finds it ... when she enters the Jerumba sheep station as a servant. For there she crashes against the antipathy of the vilest female character that any author has yet conceived - a walking exhibition of neurotic bestiality that is neither fantastic nor overdrawn.' The only edition.

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Publisher: The Macaulay Company. First American edition 1934
A brilliant copy. The cover illustration of the dustwrapper invokes the imagery of Mary ascending into Heaven, except that this woman is surrounded by flames, and four hands, or parts thereof, reaching out to her. Fine in dustwrapper, a little rubbed on the rear panel.

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