Item #21226 Behind the Scenes: A Story of the Stage. By Verity Victor [pseud]. E. M. Wright.

Behind the Scenes: A Story of the Stage. By Verity Victor [pseud].

Boston: New England News Company, 1870. First edition. 8vo (6.88 x 4.75 inches), original purple cloth, gilt lettering, 284, [4] pages. Spine and board edges sunned and faded completely to tan; some light soiling and wear; in good condition. Item #21226

A romance of a stage acting company. The ingenue is seduced by the wiles of the theatrical manager and dies—ill and forsaken (and presumably uninsured)—in the green room the night of her own benefit. Wright II, 2801: “Pages 281-284 set forth the virtues of insurance.” With ads in the rear for the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company and the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Price: $25.00

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