Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Dawn of Love

The Dawn of Love is #125 in the Bantam series and was published in August 1980. It is a story based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, which most people know as My Fair Lady! A group of bored aristocrats, after seeing the play, Pygmalion, decide to see if it's true that you can pass off a young girl by training her into polite society.

Francis Marshall paints our couple in a room with beautiful paintings and other people looking on. It's a pretty cover with our couple in Edwardian dress. I really like the redhead wearing green in the background! This is another of the "pink" covers from Bantam.

This book was set in 1913, before WW1 had begun and it was one of the last times of real elegance for the aristocracy. The coming war would change much of the social strata in Britain with a larger middle class and aristocrats unable to afford their large estates and taxes.


  1. unless I missed it, I don't see that you mentioned the heroine's name in this one. What was it? Do you know?

  2. It is sad to see so many beautiful estates being sold off. Even nowadays, those monuments of grace and beauty are neglected or turned into hotels (at best) and night clubs... I come from country which past was destroyed by communism and it upsets me deeply to see beauty 'standards' today... I hope in the future humans will go back to the elegance (keeping the modern rights and laws) and will stop building ugly 'caskets' for people to live and would not dress women in cheap prostitute-ish rags...