1945 printing; The Blakiston Company publishers, Philadelphia; hardbound; good condition with minimal ageing of pages; boards very good; dust jacket fair with edge tears - see pic.
Because Ruth Robbins was dazzlingly blonde and splendidly put together, the small New England town where she was born and raised thought her to be "fast." It was even rumored that she believed in free love. And everyone from the handsome Myron, the deacon's son to Mr. Hasbrouk, the president of the bank, tried to make love to her.
Ruth's one real friend was her Uncle Ben. He taught her that whenever her instincts told her she was right, she was right. "If you would like to get drunk or have a palace to live in, recognize the desire in yourself-- don't treat those urges merely as thoughts the devil has put in your mind," he advised her. But Uncle Ben didn't live to see Ruth put his advice into practice. He died soon after she left college. Three days later Ruth started for the big city ...