The White Cliffs. by MILLER, Alice Duer. Walter LAYTON, preface.

The White Cliffs. by MILLER, Alice Duer. Walter LAYTON, preface.

~ The White Cliffs. London: Methuen & Co., [ 1942].

8vo (182 × 115 mm), pp. [10], 41, [7]. Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper covered boards, gilt title to spine. An excellent copy.

Fourteenth edition, (first edition published February 13th, 1941). A narrative poem by Duer, which acquired great success in both England and America. The work follows an American girl who comes to London just before World War I as a tourist and subsequently falls in love, marrying an English upper-class gentleman. As the war begins he is sent to fight in the front and is killed, but the girl decides to stay with her son and live a traditional upper-class life. The story concludes just as World War II is about to begin and she worries that her son, like her husband will be killed fighting for the country.

Keywords: english, literature, poetry
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