Han Suyin, A Many Splendoured Thing, First Edition, 1952, First Printing


A Many-Splendoured Thing was a bestseller upon publication in London in 1952 by Jonathan Cape. The book was made into the 1955 film Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, which inspired a popular eponymous song. In her 1980 autobiographical work, My House Has Two Doors, Suyin evinced no interest in watching the film even in Singapore, where it ran for several months. Her motive in selling the film rights was to pay for an operation in England for her adopted daughter who had pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Han Suyin,

A Many Splendoured Thing


Published in London by Jonathan Cape in 1952

First Edition, First Impression

Near Fine Condition Overall!

Original Hard Binding with Dust Jacket

Pages 384

20,5cm x 14cm

Rare Find in Such Condition


Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chou ( 1917 or 1916 – 2012) was a Chinese-born Eurasian physician and author better known by her pen name Han Suyin. She wrote in English and French on modern China, set her novels in East and Southeast Asia, and published autobiographical memoirs which covered the span of modern China. These writings gained her a reputation as an ardent and articulate supporter of the Chinese Communist Revolution. She lived in Lausanne, Switzerland, for many years until her death.


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