The Tattooed Countess - Carl Van Vechten 1924 1st edition Alfred Knopf vintage hardback

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Condition: Stated first edition. Acceptable: Signs of wear. Corners bumped and show wear. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: The Countess Nattatorrini, nee, Ella Poore, returns home to Maple Valley (a sub for Cedar Rapids) after 20 years in Europe. Her aristo husband is long dead and she has been fooling around with gigolos. She decides to recapture her youthful past "at home" with spinster sister Lou. Her cigarette smoking, red lips, jewels and cleavage scandalize the locals. Bored to smithereens, she meets a teenage youth who ruthlessly sees the Countess as his ticket to Paris. A belle-epoque comedy of manners that Sinclair Lewis praised for its "wit and charm."