PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Advance copy of the first edition. "An excellent tragic romance, beautifully written and unashamedly heartrending." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-265. Poignant and thought-provoking, in many ways Nathan's finest work." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1222. "... a beautiful and affectively powerful story." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1276-79. Basis for the 1948 film directed by William Dieterle and starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 5-227. Wrappers rubbed along outer joints and along front flap fold, front hinge strengthened, damp stain at bottom edge of rear cover, a good copy. (#137525).
First edition so stated on copyright page.