New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1939. 1st. Hardcover. First American Edition. 8vo. 294 pp. Dark blue cloth with orange lettering & illustration in color illustrated dustjacket designed by Roland F. Cosimini. Fading to spine ends & light foxing else near fine in very good dustjacket (wear to extremities with loss at corners; large chip to spine head; light creasing along front edges; foxing to endpapers & page edges); still a nice copy in the uncommon dustjacket. Item #16578
A story about the disorientation of European nuns in India. The first of Godden's books to be adapted for the screen in the 1947 film classic film of the same name starring Deborah Kerr and Flora Robson, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.