First American edition of this early novel by the French writer, as translated by Barbara Bray. Basis for the 1967 Tony Richardson film of the same name, starring Jeanne Moreau (pictured here on jacket cover). NY: Grove Press, . Octavo, 8-1/4 x 5-5/8 in. 318pp. Tan cloth; black spine titles; dust jacket. Former owner's name penned on front pastedown. Pen underlining to Duras' other works listed on half-title verso. Spot of soiling to textblock fore-edge. Else near fine in a fine, unclipped ("$5.95") jacket.