Embezzled Heaven (A Novel) by Franz Werfel 1940
Embezzled Heaven. By Franz Werfel (German), Translated by Moray Firth, Published By The Viking Press, New York, Second Printing November 1940.
The story of an Austrian cook, Teta, who attempts to buy herself into heaven in a round-about way by paying for her nephew's clerical education. Teta assumes that when her nephew becomes a priest, his grateful prayers will prove her salvation. Neither her plans, nor her nephew, turn out as she'd expected.
Gray cover with red line border and red & gilt over title. Jacket has mild soil and some small edge tears & creases. Secure binding with clean pages & mild soil at endpapers. About 8 x 5-1/2 with 427 pages. English Edition.