Monte Carlo, Monaco: Editions Parstorelly, 1973. Dubout. Leatherette. 8vo. Very nice two-volume set of Marcel Pagnol's autobiography with terrific color illustrations by Dubout. Almost no wear. The front endpapers of My Father are mottled, apparently the result using a little too much moisture to affix them to the cover. Both books have old French price tags inside the rear cover. Both books are in French. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. Item #007583
Pagnol, was one of the leading film-makers from the 1930s through the 1950s and the first elected to L'Académie française. Three of his films won New York Film Critics Circle Awards as the Best Foreign Films of 1939, 1940, and 1950. "But he never forgot the magic of his Provencal childhood, and when he set his memories to paper late in life the result was a great new success. My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle appeared on the scene like a fresh breeze, captivating readers with its sweet enchantments. Pagnol recalls his days hunting and fishing in the hill country, his jaunts about Marseilles, his schoolboy diversions, and above all his family: his anticlerical father and sanctimonious uncle, his mild and beautiful mother, and many others."