Published in March 1951 by John Murray, London as a reprint of the First Edition, also March 1951. Hardbound in green canvas with red lettering to the spine and front board, complete with clipped dust jacket.
A heavy, stormy Welsh background is the setting for this tale of family feuding, pride and arrogance. For Ned Peele loves Grett Ellis in spite of their fathers' violent attitudes and together they decide to face the fury that their decision to marry will rouse. Ned is right-handed by his older brother, Justin, who, alone, is able to defy not only Grett's trigger-tempered brother but also his own coldly goading Father, and who, through his control of the impossible situation, sees the wedding through. But it is Justin's own pride in his strength that brings about his end, as he tries to save Grett's brother from a maddened bull, so that the feud is buried with the first born of each family. A tale of changing times, when the younger groups are leaving for the mines, when the church and the smithy, although still the center of the communities, are losing their pull, when the roots in the soil are loosening -- this conveys a sense of the past along with a feeling of Wales and its people.
Moulded in Earth was also adapted as a serial in five parts in the BBC Women's Hour programme in 1965.
In Fair to Good condition. The dust jacket is badly worn and marked with tears. The price has been corner--clipped out with another price sticker stuck near that corner. The binding on the book is in relatively good condition, however there is a serious stain to the base of the spine that has bleached the colour from the area. There are some foxing spots on the page edges. The pages are clean and the binding is tight.