SAVE ME THE WALTZ. Zelda Fitzgerald.


London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. Trade paperback. Proof copy of the third edition, with a preface by Harry T. Moore and a note on the text by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Save Me the Waltz was written by Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-48) in six hectic weeks while recovering from a breakdown. The novel is intensely autobiographical, portraying a Southern belle's struggle to rise above being "a back-seat driver about life" and to earn respect for her own accomplishments - to establish herself independently of her husband. It is a forceful, truthful picture of a legendary marriage in a fabulous age, and one of the most shattering self-portraits of a woman ever committed to paper. Octavo. Original light red Jonathan Cape wrappers, with the publisher's printed proof statement affixed to the front panel. The spine is a trifle sun faded. A bit of mild browning and wear along the extremities of the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Bruccoli ZF-A1.3.b. Very good / Very good. Item #66137
ISBN: 0224615297

Price: $250.00

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