Saturday, June 20, 2009

An Angel in Hell

An Angel in Hell is #43 in the Bantam series and was published in July 1976. It is the story of Ancella, who has taken the position of companion to a Russian princess after the death of her father. In Monte Carlo, Ancella meets the princess's son and wonders if he could fall in love with an unknown English girl? Meanwhile, the princess is obsessed with gambling and keeping her son away from an English Marchioness who is pursuing him!

Francis Marshall painted a similar picture for these 2 books. Both are set in the casino and show the Prince helping Ancella. Note her pretty pink gown and Gibson girl hairdo, which was popular in the 1890's. Both cover show a lady in yellow, which is probably the princess. It's an interesting picture of the rich and famous!

Monte Carlo in Monaco is still known for its beautiful scenery, climate, and gambling. It still attracts the wealthy to come and play! The Casino opened in 1858.

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