New York Times: "A DAZZLING exhibition of C.S. Forester's storytelling virtuosity, a brilliant novel about the human condition and shared human flaws by an author capable of doing them justice."

COLLECTOR'S 1948 rare first American edition, first printing vintage hardcover book - The Sky and the Forest by C.S. Forester. Publisher: Little Brown & Co., Copyright: August, 1948, Stated first edition, first printing with signature marks: "Published August, 1948" on copyright page. Not ex-library. No Isbn. Pages bright and clean!

C.S. Forester: Author of acclaimed "Horatio Hornblower" series about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era. Hornblower has proved to be one of the most beloved and enduring fictional heroes in English literature. Several of his works were filmed including 1951 movie "The African Queen", directed by John Huston and "Commandos Strike at Dawn". Awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both the Hornblower novels; 'A Ship of the Line' and 'Flying Colours'. The Prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

PLOT: Loa was not just king of his Central African tribe; Loa was a god to his people. He controlled life and death in his village, he turned outward and conquered his neighbors. He felt very fierce. But this was not to last. Europe was on the march in Africa, and destiny in the form of King Leopold's agents trod on Loa. A riveting story.

Hardcover, red cloth boards, black titles, 313pp. Binding tight. Pages bright & clean. Excellent vintage condition. Pages excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear-foxing fbep-pp ends-1pp crease. Cover excellent/very good/bright/clean/general light shelfwear-light corner bumping-light edgewear-some light fading-light spine end/corner fraying.

Do not pass up this must have collector's gem; this is historical fiction at its finest. Will make a BRILLIANT gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!


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