Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1916.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Will Grefe
A first edition, first printing in very good condition. The spine is loose and cocked; and the cover shows wear, but the illustration and text are still clear. There are some pencil marks on the front endpaper, with tanning to pages.
This is the story of a charlatan, one who uses his charm and wit to deceive others. He is a popular figure in the city, but behind his facade is a man who is empty and alone. One day, he meets a woman who challenges him to a game of chess. He knows that he can't win, but he plays anyway. In the end, she proves to be a more formidable opponent than he could have imagined, and he is forced to face his own truths.; B&W; 8vo; 302 pages.