New York: Crown Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dj. (c.1950). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (price-clipped) [solid copy, moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, dust-soiling to top edge, slight fading to cloth along top edge; jacket edgeworn, a bit soiled, various tiny chips and tears (nothing too serious), small label with endorsement by E.C. Delafield Jr. affixed at upper left-hand corner of front panel (not covering any text)]. "Dad and Mom, Ruth and her husband Harry, young, gentle Willie and his older brother, through whose eyes the story is told, live in a house on a high river bank. The villain of the tale is the river itself, slowly encroaching on the land where the house stands -- threatening its very foundation -- stubbornly resisting the efforts of Willie and his brother to reinforce the bank with rocks." The author's first novel, and the basis for Robert Anderson's 1954 play "All Summer Long." . (Inventory #: 13005)
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