Paris - Éditions Georges Grés et Cie - 1919.
- Format : In-12.
- Number of volumes : 1 volume.
- Binding : Paperback.
- Collation : 260 pp.
Soft printed cover. Leaves slightly browned. Cover and back a little faded.
First novel by Jules Renard. This one, which, according to its author, is not very successful, is nevertheless used as a material for his future short stories. The story takes place in a rural setting, and tells the story of the decline of a young servant girl who ends up having trouble with the casual son of the bourgeoisie she serves. They live in isolation, from the world and from each other, like "sowbugs"...
Not really, yet, the lapidary style of Renard, but already the acerbic and ironic tone, specific to the author of Carrot Hair.
LIMITED ORIGINAL EDITION OF 300 numbered copies on Shore vellum. This is one of the numbered copies.