Saturday, 13 September 2008
Here's another book I bought mostly for the cover. $6 at Skyline Books on West 18th Street.
I was also impressed by the jacket copy: "This novel of high adventure in the French Alps has become a modern classic. First published in France in 1941 (under the title Premier de Cordée), it has sold more than 700,000 copies in that country. Translated into English last year by Janet Adam Smith, it was an instant success upon publication in Great Britain. This first American edition of a great international bestseller brings to readers here a story of men and mountains which they will long remember."