Published New York: Harper's, 1920; ms dated at end of "New York, June 18, 1920."
Written in brown ink on rectos of approximately 495 leaves, with occasional autograph corrections, emendations, deletions. 1 vols. Mostly 11 x 8-1/2 inches, with 20 leaves from Book One on smaller sheets. Donn Byrne Manuscript. In a custom red cloth chemise and folding box with leather cover and spine label. With a copy of the first edition of the novel in very good, scarce, unclipped dust jacket with slight wear. BAL 2289. Item #29118
Second novel by the Irish-American Byrne, who died tragically in 1928. Byrne, although born in Brooklyn of Irish parents, grew up in Ireland and identified himself strongly with his mother country, even though he eventually settled in New York where he finally made his fame and fortune.
A major manuscript from an important figure in the American literary renaissance. The Foolish Matrons was published by Harpers in September, 1920, and a film based on the novel appeared the following year, directed by Marcel Tourneur.
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