First American edition. Uncorrected page proofs. Laid-in to this copy is a pre-publication, promotional sheet. Fine in printed wrappers. Introduction by John Fowles. This is the only book written by Edwards. "This is a remarkable creation, a hypnotic story of passionate friendships and sorrows, joys and loves, kinships and animosities, that swells until it has peopled a whole new world. It is a brilliant and intricate novel, undoubtedly a classic of its kind--reminiscent in its fullness, its nobility of character, its grand simplicity, of the pastoral sagas of Thomas Hardy, and of his literary descendant, John Fowles."
Inventory Number: 40124