BATS AT TWILIGHT. London: William Heinemann, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-304, original pictorial blue gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, Heinemann windmill device stamped in black on the rear panel. First edition. Sensation novel of betrayal, embezzlement, and murder in the English countryside. "Portrayal of the life and world of a young woman who is deaf -- her childhood, her half-perceptions of the world, its misinterpretations and animosities, and finally her unhappy marriage to a ne'er do well twice her age." - Daims and Grimes, Toward a Feminist Tradition 346. Boulton wrote at least two other novels, JOSEPHINE CREWE (1895), a rags-to-riches story, and BESS (1896). Not in Hubin (1994). Pulpy text paper darkened, else a very good copy. COPAC reports 4 copies. A very scarce book. (#151639).
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