First Edition. Contemporary novel of a Cambridge professor who starts the novel as a "woman hater" and ends "something hardly recognizable". This is the author's only novel to be made into a film, a 1927 black and white silent directed by Emmett Flynn and starring Lou Tellegen and Margaret Livingston. A very uncommon Straus title to be found in original dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, dime sized chip to lower rear panel, tiny chips at top spine end.