Floating Island - Emily Kimbrough - 1968 First Edition
Emily is a living magnet a like for high adventure and mad disaster and from all her experiences she emerges triumphant and more entertaining than ever. Cornelia Otis Skinner
Whose ready to take a little boat ride down the Seine, reading style?!
Lifelong friends, film actress Cornelia Otis Skinner and writer Emily Kimbrough embarked on many adventures together throughout the 20th century. In the 1920s, following graduation from Bryn Mawr College, Cornelia and Emily took a trip to Europe and then wrote about that experience in the bestselling book, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.
In Floating Island, it's the 1960s and Emily is reunited with Cornelia and several friends aboard a floating barge that is traveling on the canals of France. It's a two-week vacation for the bunch with many adventures and antics happening on board and off, as the boat lazily navigates its way from town to town. In the style of travel writing that made Emily Kimbrough famous, humorous antics and situations await passengers and crew practically around every bend as the group travels from Samois to Montbard.
Illustrated throughout with drawings by Romanian-American, author, illustrator and diplomat, Mircea Vasilli (1920-2008), this is a charming look into friendship, French canal life and vacation travel during the mid-20th century,
- First edition (unstated) published in 1968 by Harper & Row
- Original dust jacket
- Illustrated throughout by Mircea Vasiliu including endpapers and coverboards
- 243 pages
In lovely aged vintage condition. The dust jacket is completely intact but bears two small tears on the top edge near the spine. There is foxing on the front endpapers as well as the spine and on some random pages. The spine is tight and all pages are intact.
Measures 6" inches (width) x 8.25" inches (length) x 1.25" inches (thickness) and weighs just over 1lb.