Hard Cover. New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1932. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth lettered in gilt to front board and spine (Garrison's "A" binding), pale yellow endpapers; in the original black, white, and blue dust jacket (Garrison's "A" jacket with no text below "William Lyon Phelps to rear panel). About fine with a touch of light rubbing to spine ends and faint offsetting to endpapers, small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown; in an about near fine dust jacket with some wear to extremities, including a few tiny chips and short closed tears to spine ends and top edge, toning to spine and rear panel. Overall, a beautiful copy. Garrison A45.I.a. The Gods Arrive is the sequel to Hudson River Bracketed (1929) and continues its love story of novelist Vance Weston and aristocrat Halo Tarrant. While Hudson River Bracketed tells how Weston and Tarrant fell in love in spite of their societal differences and respective marriages, The Gods Arrive is the story of the lovers' escape to Europe and examines the differences in the struggles they experience at home and abroad. As with many of Wharton's novels, she used her own experiences living in New York and Europe as inspiration for this text. The work of a mature and accomplished writer, The Gods Arrive is, as the publisher's laud, "perhaps the richest expression of Mrs. Wharton's distinguished art."