First Edition, Advance Review Proof Copy. Original printed green wrappers. Very scarce title by this obscure Australian author. " If a New Zealander wrote anything near so workmanlike a job we should be told that at last the great New Zealand novelist had arrived. For competence of writing, establishment of characters, wise selection of incident, and a quality of experience “White Horses Ride Home” could well be taken as a model by New Zealand authors. The story has the suggestion of autobiography that is common in first novels, but whatever its source, it is a remarkably interesting and straightforward tale of experience, without any fussy or psychological word-spinning. The story describes what happens to a girl, brought up. under “free discipline methods” who first of all throws over her musical education for a stolid suburban love, and then is swept off her feet by the matinee idol of a touring musical comedy company. She marries her idol, and then gradually learns what discipline life itself can impose as her husband’s career goes precipitantly downhill." Very Good in wrappers.
Jazz Age and Depression Era Literature & Non-Fiction