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Book Description

Published by Chatto and Windus, 1929 . First edition. The first edition of Richard Hughes' most popular novel, set on a plantation in Jamaica, in the original unclipped dust wrapper and the very scarce wrap-around band. Jacket has the usual browning to the spine, lightly soiled. Very good plus emerald green cloth covers. Internally fine.
Dealer Notes
A High Wind in Jamaica is a 1929 novel by the Welsh writer Richard Hughes, which was made into a film of the same name in 1965. The book was initially titled The Innocent Voyage and published by Harper & Brothers in the spring of that year. Several months later Hughes renamed his novel in time for its British publication, and Harper followed suit.
The Bas-Thornton children (John, Emily, Edward, Rachel, and Laura) are raised on a plantation in Jamaica at an unspecified time after the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire (1834). It is a time of technological transformation, and sailing ships and steamers coexist on the high seas. A hurricane destroys their home, and the parents decide the children must leave the island to return to their original home in England. Accompanied by two creole children from Jamaica, Margaret and Harry Fernandez, they leave on the Clorinda, a merchant ship under the command of Captain Marpole. The Clorinda is seized by pirates shortly after leaving Jamaica
Author Hughes Richard
Date 1929
Binding Cloth
Publisher Chatto & Windus
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good
Pages 284

Price: £200.00

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