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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

By: Smart, Elizabeth

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Deneau: 1981

Edition: 1st Canadian hardcover edition

Seller ID: 018262

ISBN: 0888790481

Condition: Very Good


The story of "Passion between a man and two women, one of them his wife -- a love both despairing and triumphant." (aren't they all?) A mere 2,000 copies of the first edition were published in London in 1945, and Smart's own mother successfully lobbied government officials in Canada to ban the book in that country. She then went a bit further, herself: she bought all the copies she could find that had made their way into Canada, and had them burned. (But, as is almost always the case, the book burners lost. The book remains in print and available to anyone who wants to read it, which is a... View more info