New York: William Godwin, Inc, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Novel chronicling the unhappy life of a young Irishman in New York, forced to support a family that holds him back from any chance of adventure or advancement. He falls in love with a good Irish girl, and desires to marry her, only to find out that due to an earlier indiscretion with a young prostitute, he has contracted syphillis, the disease being too far gone to cure. Things come to a bloody end at the novel's climax, where he rushes to confront the prostitute but encounters her pimp instead. Rare; no copies for sale in the trade (June 2016); OCLC finds a single holding at Ohio State. Octavo (19cm); purple cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 256pp. Hint of sunning to spine and rear panel, with faint foxing to text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), gently spine-sunned, with light shelfwear and a few short tears; Near Fine. (Inventory #: 30258)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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