Seven Faces of Love, Vertès Jacket
Maurois, Andre. Seven Faces of Love. First Edition. 1944. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—jacket shows minor fraying to upper spine and a small tear to the back cover. Dust jacket illustration is by Marcel Vertès.
Maurois, the versatile French author, produced an exquisite book on romance (and not only for its divine Vertès cover). The subject is the range of interpretations of love in literature, specifically in the writings of Stendhal, Balzac, Proust, Madame de Lafayette, etc. His chapter on Les Liaisons Dangereuses is of significance to anyone who has ever contemplated the meaning and morality of Laclos’s frequently adapted story.