COLLECTOR'S 1948 stated first edition vintage hardcover book - The Sky and the Forest. Historical fiction at its finest by FAMED novelist C.S. Forester.
Publisher: Little Brown & Co., Copyright, August, 1948, Stated first edition. Not ex-library. No Isbn.
New York Times Review: "A dazzling exhibition of the author's storytelling virtuosity, a brilliant novel about the human condition and shared human flaws by an author capable of doing them justice."
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 Forester's works were filmed including 1951 movie "The African Queen", directed by John Huston. Also; Commandos Strike at Dawn.
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, 313 pp. Pages BRIGHT & clean. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Pages excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear-foxing fbep-pp ends-1pp crease. Cover excellent/very good/bright/clean/light shelfwear-light corner bumping-light edgewear-some light fading-light spine end/corner fraying.
1948 'Sky and the Forest' C.S. Forester, RARE Stated 1st Ed, Historical Fiction, Literature