Dawn on Mont Blanc

dust jacket of "Dawn on Mont Blanc", designed by Richard Kennedy
E.J. Pratt Library

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Richard Kennedy © estate of the artist Penguin Random House Archive and Library


Wilfrid Benson


This novel, "incidentally the tragedy of an aggravating young man" who travels to Geneva to work for "The International Institute of Racial Peace" and finds himself in a tangled mess of a love affair. Told in a humorous manner, the man manages to be na've and irritating to everyone he encounters, which is especially comical in the cases of his roommate and landlady.

This was the first geometric design by Richard Kennedy for a Hogarth Press cover. The format was subsequently used and adopted on over twenty other titles.



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