The Progress of Julius by Daphne du Maurier is a 262-page paperback first published by Doubleday in August, 1933, this copy is the stated first printing as a Pocket Book Edition in September 1967. There is a tiny closed tear along the top of the spine and some faint creases to the bottom edge. Inside, the previous owner's name and info is stamped in red ink on the inside front cover and a price stamp on the inside 1st page. Otherwise, the pages are clean and the binding is sound. The condition is good.
"Something for Nothing" was the motto Julius Levy learned from his peasant grandfather. With this axiom as a guiding principle, Julius progressed from a small boy selling rats at two francs each in the beleaguered Paris of the 1870's to the richest man in England during the First World War. A cruel and insensitive man, Julius clawed his way to the top, caring nothing for the other lives that touched his--until his beloved daughter Gabriel was born and drew him into a deep attachment from which he was never able to escape. Daphne du Maurier, a master storyteller, is at her best in this stormy, impassioned and highly readable novel.