Item #1131 The Broken Wings. Kahlil Gibran.

The Broken Wings

New York: The Citadel Press, (1957). Stated first printing. 8vo. Patterned blue-green paper covered boards. Red cloth spine stamped in green. 128 pp. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Front cover cocked a tiny bit over fore-edge. Otherwise very good to fine. / Jacket a little frayed at top and bottom of spine. No tears. Overall sturdy and very good. Item #1131

THis is the exquisitely tender story of a love that beats desperately against the taboos of Oriental tradition. With great sensitivity and lyricism, Gibran describes his passion as a youth for Selma Karamy, the beautiful girl of Beirut who first unfolded to him the secrets of love. But it is a love that is doomed by a social convention which forces Selma into marriage with another man.

Price: $15.00