Vintage Mystery Book, Night Without Stars, 1950 Winston Graham, Blue Hardback Collectible, Thriller Novel, Giles Gordon, Home Decor

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The collectible 1950 hardback book "Night without Stars" by Winston Graham is in very good condition. This first-edition book was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York. Even though there is no dust jacket with this 1950 mystery-thriller novel, the gray-blue cover is in very good condition and accented with reddish-purple information on the spine. The fictional novel is divided into two "books" which combined are 275 pages in length. One of the major characters - Giles Gordon - returns partially blinded from his service in World War II. Gordon then moves to the French Riviera where he falls in love with Alix - widow of a French resistance hero. This situation leads him into a year of violence and murder during which his courage will be tested. The book does not have a Table of Contents or Index section. Also, the front information in the book shows that it was "To A. Gerard East" and printed in the United States. According to references, Winston Graham authored 40 novels over his lifetime - many of which have been widely translated. The Poldark series has inspired two television series which have been viewed in twenty-two countries. Six of his books hit the big screen - the most notable of which was "Marnie" directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and "in 1983 was invested an Officer of the Order of the British Empire".

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The inner covering of the spine area where the back cover opens has wear from where the back cover has been opened too far and caused an inside crack in the hinge area. This is hardly noticeable unless the back cover is widely opened to reveal the inner hinge area. There are some markings under the front cover in the upper right corner. Other than this, there are no breaks, tears, rips, or repair places on this collectible 1950 hardback mystery-thriller novel by Winston Graham. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the book - mainly in the form of slight discoloration on the pages and/or distress on the edges and corners.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous blue-gray collectible hardback book entitled "Night without Stars" by Winston Graham are many. The study or home office would be enhanced by the addition of this Mid-Century mystery-thriller set in Post World War II Europe. Also, the coffee or end table would welcome this hardback collectible for its soft blue-gray cover and reddish-purple accents. This is just the type of color that is not too loud and works with nearly any decor theme. In addition the growing old book collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this 1950 hardback book by Winston Graham.

The collector will appreciate this 1950 hardback book entitled "Night without Stars" by Winston Graham for its very good condition, interesting subject matter, Post World War II European setting, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The collectible 1950 hardback book "Night without Stars" by Winston Graham weighs 13.5 oz.

The hardback mystery-thriller novel measures 8.5" tall x 5.75" wide x 1" thick.

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