TAFFY: A Play of Welsh Village Life in Three Acts. Caradoc Evans.
TAFFY: A Play of Welsh Village Life in Three Acts

TAFFY: A Play of Welsh Village Life in Three Acts

London and New York: Andrew Melrose, Ltd., 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated on the front flyleaf by Caradoc Evans to Grace Marguerite, Lady Hay Drummond-Hay (1895-1946), a British journalist who was the first woman to travel around the world by air. Best known for My People (1915), a short story collection often compared to Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and James Joyce's Dubliners, the Welsh writer Caradoc Evans (1878-1945) wished to shock the Welsh out of their complacency and smugness by contrasting the pieties of non-conformist Christianity with the brutal realities of poverty, meanness, and hypocrisy he had personally experienced. He is said to confirmed his self-appointed role as scourge of the Welsh with this savage play. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is moderately sun faded, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #73474

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