London: John Castle, 1924. With an Introduction by John Galsworthy. First Edition. 12 mo. Green moiré cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt on spine. Cloth rippled a little close to edge of back cover. (See photo). Otherwise a tight, clean, very good copy. / Dust jacket missing a 3/4" piece at top of spine. A few small chips and short tears along top edge. A little surface soil. Item #878
These plays share a common theme - the suffering of a woman capable of self-sacrifice. The fact that they are adaptations from stories makes it the more difficult to answer the usual speculation whether this great novelist could, if he had given his time to the task, have become a great dramatist. . .In a writing life of thirty years a man has time for much variety. We know that Conrad had a keen dramatic sense; we know -- at least I know -- that he had fitful longings to write for the stage. -- John Galsworthy.