DELL, Ethel M.
Title: Serpent In The Garden. Canadian Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1938,
Seller ID: 114275
DELL, Ethel M. The Serpent In The Garden. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (copyright 1938). Canadian Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),3-342. 8vo, blue cloth, dark blue lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. This Canadian edition has "The Ryerson Press, Toronto" on the title page, but lists" Doubleday Doran"as publisher on both the spine of the book and of the dustjacket. "When lo vely Gabrielle Dermot left the shelter of the Erlmrkh vicarage where she had been brought up, to go to the Italiaan Riviera, three people awaited her with very different feelings. Her mother, who had left England years beforewith Count Gaspare Voltano, dreaded her daughter's arrival at the Count's villa, which to her had become a hated prison, the Count himself was eager,for he knew of Gabrielle's young beauty, and knew too that she could be a valuable assistant; Pierre Ronceau of the French Secret Service waited for Gabrielle's admission to the inaccessible villa above the Point des Sirčnesto round out one of the most hazardous cases of his career. These, andj Pi erre's English haif-brother Peter, who was unwittmgly drawn into an international plot because he loved Gabrielle as soon as he saw her, play varied roles in the sinister course of events which threatened to destroy Gabriellebefore she escaped to happiness. Ethel M. Dell has woven a brilliant tapes trv of romance and intrigue in this new novel, and the remarkable suspense and dramatic interest of the story will win new praise from her countless readers." (from the dj). Ethel M. Dell (2 August 1881 – 19 September 1939) was a British writer of over 30 popular romance novels and several short stories from 1911 to 1939. Penned gift inscription, else very good in lightly edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 40.00