First Edition stated. Edward A. Wilson dustjacket art. Novel of a young woman growing up in Laguna Vista in the California hills. Under the guidance of an infamous foster mother "Adrienne grows to womanhood, ignorant of her rich heritage. Meanwhile her foster mother "maneuvers to bring destruction upon the objects of her jealous hate". Author was also a Hollywood actor and made his film acting debut in 1934 in "The Painted Veil." He would later have supporting roles in "The Good Earth" (1937) and "Across The Pacific" (1943). Near Fine in almost Near Fine dustjacket.