New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1953). Later Printing. Hardcover. [minimal wear to book, just slight age-toning to edges of text block; the jacket a little edgeworn, with a couple of tiny chips at top of front panel, a couple of insignificant closed tear at bottom of front panel, light sun-browning to spine and rear panel, a couple of tiny nicks at spine ends]. Grubb's lyrical and terrifying first novel, about "two small children saddled with a dark and dreadful heritage," was also the basis for Charles Laughton's first (and last) film as a director, a feverish piece of Southern Gothic cinema that won't leave you alone for quite a while after you've seen it. If ever. [The letter-code in this book, D-D, dates the printing as April 1954, seven months after the publication of the first edition (September 1953, with printing code I-C); by the time of this printing, although the printed price ($3.00) remained the same as on the first edition jacket, the "advance comments" on the rear panel had been supplanted by "some press comments."] . (Inventory #: 23540)
Unusual, Uncommon and Obscure Books in many (but not all) fields, with particular interest in American Culture (Popular and Unpopular), Art, Literature, Life and People from the 1920s through the 1960s.
Shipping & Return Policies
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and checks.ï¿½ All books are RETURNABLE for a full refund for any reason whatsoever within 30 days from the date of your purchase. PLEASE NOTE that California sales tax (currently 9.25% in Los Angeles County) will be collected for all in-state orders; the request for this additional charge will come via a follow-up email from Biblio, as soon as possible after your order has been received by us, and will require your prompt attention and approval.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.