1962 1st edition; Simon and Schuster publishers, New York; hardbound in citron boards with green lettering and decor on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good with minor edge wear.
Class warfare & passion as a lawyer from low beginnings sues a rich banking family.
In his most enthralling novel to date, Niven Busch presents the never-ending conflict, on the battlefields of law and banking, between the dowered rich of San Francisco and its ambitious poor, between power and hunger, passion and prejudice.
In The San Franciscans the author has created two magnificent adversaries. Laura Yarnum and Courtney Galvin are drawn to each other by their striking good looks, their magnetism, their avidity for life. But the extraordinary circumstance of their meeting compels them to be enemies.
The result is a powerful and compelling novel dealing with an aspect of modern life seldom tackled by authors as well equipped to handle it as Mr. Busch: the predicament of human passion in a business civilization. The San Franciscans surpasses even the best-selling California Street, which was the first book in Busch's projected series of three novels, independent in story but linked by the great city whose vibrant inner life they dramatically portray.