Why They Wrote - Rhoda HoffConstable Young Books, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Inscription to ffep. Ffep clipped top right corner. Internally bright and clean.
First British Edition. From the cover: “No one can exactly define what it is that makes a writer write, what special set of circumstances have combined to provide the climate in which a book is created. Speculation about writers and their work has long been a source of controversy and argument, but in almost every case there are proven facts which can give important clues to the nature of the writer concerned. Rhoda Hoff has taken the facts about five great writers (Charles Dickens; Henry David Thoreau; Gustave Flaubert; Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Robert Louis Stevenson;) and shown, in each case, how closely linked their lives and work became and how one influenced the other.”