New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. "A proletarian novel of the life of an Austrian Jew in New York. Young Isaac is brought by his parents from a village in Eastern Europe at an early age, his father fails successively as tailor, janitor, candy store owner, and Isaac and his brother suffer from timidity and poverty, until Isaac finds his own niche. Long, detailed picture of Isaac's growth, the lives of the family and friends, the background of slums, abortive business ventures, racial antagonisms. Sordid in many spots, and at times heavy going" (Kirkus Review, Sept.19, 1935). HANNA 3146; RIDEOUT p.297; COAN p.176. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); variant bound in smooth red vertically-ribbed cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover, and textblock bulking 1 5/16"; dustjacket; vi, 450pp. Vintage bookplate to front pastedown, with faint offset onto front endpaper, else Fine in a Very Good+ price-clipped dustjacket, with light sunning to spine and mild wear to extremities.
(Inventory #: 28980)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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