The Virgin of 18 Carats

The author's second novel, published as 'Dolicocefala Bionda' in 1936, translated here by Winfield Thompson, for the publisher's 'Tales of Passion Library'. Dino Segre's life as a journalist, prolific novelist, Fascist spy is well documented; his novels are less celebrated though this one was reissued in the 1970s with an introduction by Umberto Eco: 'Pitigrilli was an enjoyable writer – spicy and rapid – like lightning'.

Publisher: George Conrad. First edition
Edition: First Edition
Place Published: Paris
Plain wrappers. Extremities lightly tanned. Very good in dustwrapper chipped along the top and bottom edges.

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