1928 · New York
by Weaver, John V.A.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. 1928. 5th printing. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [spine slightly turned, minor bumping to top corners; jacket shows minor abrasions and slight paper loss at spine ends, a few tiny closed edge-tears]. Novel about the collision between the romantic notions of an unsophisticated Brooklyn stenographer and the drab reality of her life and relationships. This was the first novel by this North Carolina-born poet-novelist (1893-1938), who cut his literary teeth as a book reviewer in Brooklyn and Chicago and by the mid-1920s had published several volumes of verse and also had a successful play, "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em," to his credit. Around the time this book was published, he decamped for Hollywood, where his most notable credit as a screenwriter was actually his first: as co-scenarist with King Vidor on the silent classic THE CROWD. Married since 1924 to actress Peggy Wood, he died of tuberculosis just a month shy of his 45th birthday. . (Inventory #: 24202)