LOVE IN IDLENESS: A BAR HARBOUR TALE. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1894. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-157  [159-160: ad] original blue flexible cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First published edition. This British edition follows an American copyright printing. A light love story atypical of Crawford, first published as a serial in THE CENTURY MAGAZINE, July - September 1894. Of interest for its setting in Bar Harbor, a fashionable resort town of the time. "Nothing can be for felicitous than the title of this dainty book, and to those of us who love Mt. Desert and Bar Harbor ... The story is slight without being insignificant, and the style easy and often brilliant. It is a tale of life as it is, not life as it might, could and shouldn't be. It is not exactly Bar Harbor lovemaking, but it is the sort of love that sometimes begins in Bar Harbor and ends in making life better worth living. Miss Trehearne is not only a society girl, but she is the best thing of that kind, and an American girl to boot. If we must have society novels, by all means let them be written like Mr. F. Marion Crawford." - Household News, volume 3 (1895). BAL 4186. Covers a bit rubbed at edges, front free endpaper cut out, a very good copy. (#156902).
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