Book Title: The Secret GameAuthor: Francois BoyerPublisher: Harcourt Brace, 1950Pages: 187Size: 11.2 x 8.6 inchesFirst edition
This is the first American hardcover edition, translated from the French by Michael Legat of Francois Boyer's The Secret Game (Les Jeux Inconnus), a re-write of his til then failed screenplay, Forbidden Fruit. This novel was a dud in France, but became an international hit, which in turn inspired the director René Clément to make a film from the original (if doctored) screenplay, which resulted in an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
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This copy has its original dust jacket, which is in good overall condition, with scuffs and shallow edge wear, but with the lettering and art unfaded. The cover, textured grey cloth background with silver art and lettering, is in very good condition, with no stains or tears, and no color fade. There is moderate curl to the ends of the spine, which is slightly slanted. The pages are clean throughout the book, with no stains or tears. The binding is tight, with no loose or missing pages. There are no stamps or other attachments. There is no writing.