Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1936.
Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5 1/4". 309pp. Moderate wear to unclipped dust jacket, with perforated bookmark advertising Helen Topping Miller's Books still attached at front flap. Small tears to edges and extremities, sunning to spine, and mild dust soiling to jacket. Green cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in black. Mild shelfwear to binding, firm and sound. Lacking front free endpaper. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A presentable 1936 printing of this novel by Howard Pfaelzer.
About Against the Stream: "Childhood training with an idealistic but impractical mother has made Mark Parow a misfit in the modern practical world. During one of his constant wanderings in foreign lands in search of happiness, he is aroused by the lingering loveliness of a woman whose portrait he sees in Venice. Yet when he discovers Sophronia, the original of the painting, and is completely enthralled, he cannot persuade her to marry him. From the sapphire lakes of Italy Mark's quest takes him across the seas to a final haven in the green hills of New England. Here at last he finds peace and contentment; then Sophronia again enters his life" (Front flap). Very good / good. Item #5475