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Private Duty by Faith Baldwin

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Written by The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica

"Faith Baldwin, (born Oct. 1, 1893, New Rochelle, N.Y., U.S.—died March 18, 1978, Norwalk, Conn.), American author, one of the most successful writers of light fiction in the 20th century, whose works targeted an audience of middle-class women.

Faith Baldwin attended private academies and finishing schools, and in 1914–16 she lived in Dresden, Germany. She married Hugh H. Cuthrell in 1920, and the next year she published her first novel, Mavis of Green Hill. Although she often claimed she did not care for authorship, her steady stream of books belies that claim; over the next 56 years she published more than 85 books, more than 60 of them novels with such titles as Those Difficult Years (1925), The Office Wife (1930), Babs and Mary Lou (1931), District Nurse (1932), Manhattan Nights (1937), and He Married a Doctor (1944). Her last completed novel, Adam’s Eden, appeared in 1977.

Typically, a Faith Baldwin book presents a highly simplified version of life among the wealthy. No matter what the difficulties, honour and goodness triumph, and hero and heroine are united. Evil, depravity, poverty, and sex found no place in her work, which she explicitly intended for the housewife and the working girl. The popularity of her writing was enormous. In 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, she published five novels in magazine serial form and three earlier serials in volume form and saw four of her works made into motion pictures, for an income that year in excess of $315,000. She also wrote innumerable stories, articles, and newspaper columns, no less ephemeral than the novels."

In other words, if you want to escape to a time in literature where life was refreshingly innocent, here's the book for you!. It's also a great edition for those readers who love complicated plot twists. I say this because whole signatures of the book are in wrong places in the binding. That means you will patiently need to bounce around throughout the book to follow the plot.

This is a reprint by Triangle Books of New York. The book was originally published 1941. It looks like this is about the eighth reprint of 1943. It was printed using low quality paper due to war restrictions and rations of the time. The book has red cloth covered boards which are stained and chipped. The top and bottom of the spine and boards are bumped. There is foxing apparent in the front and back end pages and title page, but surprisingly little throughout the book. The edges of the pages are dyed red. The book is 7 1/2" by 5" in size and is 338 pages long.
Written by The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica

"Faith Baldwin, (born Oct. 1, 1893, New Rochelle, N.Y., U.S.—died March 18, 1978, Norwalk, Conn.), American author, one of the most successful writers of light fiction in the 20th century, whose works targeted an audience of middle-class women.

Faith Baldwin attended private academies and finishing schools, and in 1914–16 she lived in Dresden, Germany. She married Hugh H. Cuthrell in 1920, and the next year she published her first novel, Mavis of Green Hill. Although she often claimed she did not care for authorship, her steady stream of books belies that claim; over the next 56 years she published more than 85 books, more than 60 of them novels with such titles as Those Difficult Years (1925), The Office Wife (1930), Babs and Mary Lou (1931), District Nurse (1932), Manhattan Nights (1937), and He Married a Doctor (1944). Her last completed novel, Adam’s Eden, appeared in 1977.

Typically, a Faith Baldwin book presents a highly simplified version of life among the wealthy. No matter what the difficulties, honour and goodness triumph, and hero and heroine are united. Evil, depravity, poverty, and sex found no place in her work, which she explicitly intended for the housewife and the working girl. The popularity of her writing was enormous. In 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, she published five novels in magazine serial form and three earlier serials in volume form and saw four of her works made into motion pictures, for an income that year in excess of $315,000. She also wrote innumerable stories, articles, and newspaper columns, no less ephemeral than the novels."

In other words, if you want to escape to a time in literature where life was refreshingly innocent, here's the book for you!. It's also a great edition for those readers who love complicated plot twists. I say this because whole signatures of the book are in wrong places in the binding. That means you will patiently need to bounce around throughout the book to follow the plot.

This is a reprint by Triangle Books of New York. The book was originally published 1941. It looks like this is about the eighth reprint of 1943. It was printed using low quality paper due to war restrictions and rations of the time. The book has red cloth covered boards which are stained and chipped. The top and bottom of the spine and boards are bumped. There is foxing apparent in the front and back end pages and title page, but surprisingly little throughout the book. The edges of the pages are dyed red. The book is 7 1/2" by 5" in size and is 338 pages long.

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