Children of the Ritz
Sydney, Cornstalk Publishing, 1927. The first Australian edition of this early book by Woolrich, published the year after his first book. In the 1940s and '50s, Woolrich, writing under his own name and also as William Irish and George Hopley, wrote some of the classic volumes of noir fiction of the era, a large number of which were turned into the movies that defined film noir and gave it its cultural importance and artistic stature. Foxing to pages, as is typical with this edition; minor spotting and fraying to the spine. Very good, lacking dust jacket. [#011666] $115
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