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Secker & Warburg, London - first edition in English, 1958. hardcover, 8" x 5 1/4", with dust jacket. GOOD book in GOOD price-clipped dust jacket. Dark-blue cloth-bound boards with silver type to spine. The bare bones of this fine book by Italian novelist, Alberto Moravia, tells of a prosperous widow, Cesira, and her beloved 17-year-old daughter Rosetta, who together, are driven from Rome, hide from the Germans troops in the mountains, are liberated by the Allies only to realise that starvation & ruin persist; how Rosetta is raped by Moroccan soldiers and what becomes of her afterwards. Original bookseller's label to front paste-down. Minor creases to jacket edges.