1959, 1st edition, "Third Printing" stated; Little, Brown and Company publishers, Boston, Toronto; "An Atlantic Monthly Press Book"; hardbound with mahogany red boards and silver lettering on spine; very good condition; dust jacket has some foxing along spine and lightly soiled.
As an actor Peter Ustinov is urbane, witty and enormously versatile. As a playwright he has had smash hits in Paris, London and New York. As a writer of short stories - and this is his first volume to be published - he combines a cool elegance of form with a rare, tender warmth of heart.
His stories are like windows opening upon a cosmopolitan and colorful experience. Each satirizes a sensitive area of contemporary life in the Western world...