First Edition. "Because he was a refugee from war-torn Europe, sick of suffering and privation, Rudy Hoffman could not be blamed too much if his gods were Social Success and Mammon. He cannily took a position as ski instructor at the exclusive Merrivale Inn so as to have access to the rich and great. And he married Helen Drake rather than Connie Delafield because Helen came from an old respected and wealthy New England family." Uncommon romance concerning Jewish and Christian marriages. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with quarter sized chip at top spine end.