The Eleventh Virgin. Dorothy Day.

The Eleventh Virgin

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. First edition. 8vo, [313]pp; blue cloth stamped in gilt on the spine. Hinges starting but sound, some smudges; covers shelf rubbed and with some bubbling to the cloth on the front; slight lean. Item #205239

Autobiographical novel, written ten years before Day's conversion to Catholicism, while she was immersed in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village, and based on her ill-fated love affair that ended with an abortion. Day would disown the book in later years, and she is believed to have attempted to reclaim copies of it in order to burn them. It remains very scarce.

Price: $2,500.00

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