Personal Geography: Almost an Autobiography by Elizabeth Coatsworth lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
The Stephen Greene Press (Vermont), 1976, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: In these ninety-four selections from a half-century of her private journals never published before, and including new pieces written for this book, Elizabeth Coatsworth tells of places and ideas and human relationships in the nearest thing to an autobiography that her legions of admirers are likely to get. Through experiences immediate or distilled as memories, she gives the flavour of her girlhood in Buffalo, New York, around the turn of the century; offers crystalline impressions from two decades of intensive travel through the Far East and Europe; and reflects the beginnings of her career as the author of a body of work which embraces poetry, novels, essays, and more than eighty books for children, among them the Newbery Medal-winning The Cat Who Went to Heaven.
The third of four main sections treats the years of her marriage to naturalist-writer Henry Beston and their settling in at Chimney Farm in Nobleboro, Maine, to rear their children and write notable books in a companionship filled with delight in work and in the texture of country life. And last, as a widow “in my armchair I still travel”: the mere physical limits of her seclusion cannot impede a mind which explores, with unfailing clarity, the closer world of old age and approaching death.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Dust wrapper heavily rippled on the upper panel, less so elsewhere.
Red Spine Strip with Patterned boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[XV] 192 pages. Index. 8¾” x 6″.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…