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The Devil in the Flesh

by Radiguet, Raymond

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New York: Harrison Smith, 1932. First American edition. Hardcover. Radiguet's first novel, a scarce early risque story, translated from the French by Kay Boyle, with foreword by Aldous Huxley. 8vo, 228pp. Green cloth with red title at spine. Pictorial dj with title in black on red at front cover and spine. Dj chipped at spine ends, dusty at back cover, not price-clipped. Internally, very good.


Je vais encourir bien des reproches. Mais qu'y puis-je ? Est-ce ma faute si j'eus douze ans quelques mois avant la declaration de la guerre ? Sans doute, les troubles qui me vinrent de cette periode extraordinaire furent d'une sorte qu'on n'eprouve jamais a cet age ; mais comme il n'existe rien d'assez fort pour nous vieillir malgre les apparences, c'est en enfant que je devais me conduire dans une aventure ou deja un homme eut eprouve de l'embarras.




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