London: George Allen & Unwin, (1934). First edition. Translated from the Czech by M. and R. Weatherall. "A serious, almost tragic, study of Slavonic peasant life" (dust jacket) in which Jurai Hordubal returns home after 8 years working in America to a life turned upside down and is eventually murdered by his wife's lover. Tragic indeed. Near fine with short, narrow rub to green top edge stain and light foxing to page edges and rear endpaper. In good to very good price-clipped dust jacket spine ends and corners a bit chipped and rubbed.