Three Novels : Soft Soap, The Leg, Will-O-The-Wisp. Willem Elsschot, pseud. Alfons de Ridder.

Three Novels : Soft Soap, The Leg, Will-O-The-Wisp

London: Sijthoff Leyden/ Heinemann, 1965. First edition thus. Hardcover. Firts edition thus. Text in English translation. Fine, bit of offsetting to the endpapers. In genrally fine dust bjacket with a tiny crease to the lower edge of the dust jacket. Collection of three novels in which Laarmans, Elsschot's most brillian creation, a Chaplinesque "little man" from Antwerp who tries to escape from the limitations of his way of life only to be forced by circumstances to retreat to a more modest position. Elsschot/ de Ridder (1882-1960) was a Flemish novelist and poet whose books portray middle class urban life in laconic, ironic style. He is considered one of the best Belgian novelists of the first half of the 20th centuty. Fine / near fine. Item #E25344

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