New York: Viking, 1935. Gilt cloth. Spine gilding a bit dull and edges faintly sunned, as usual, otherwise a very good copy in lightly spine-sunned dust jacket with a bit of minor fraying at the lower edge toward the spine. First published edition of the author's first and only novel, an account of the victimization of three French line soldiers by commanders intent on saving their own reputations. It was preceded by five hundred promotional copies of printed sheets bound in wrappers, itled. Sidney Howard undertook a dramatic adaptation of some note in 1935, but the 1957 film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick did much to remind the post-war public of its virtues. It remains one of the most widely known anti-war novels of the pre-WWII years. (Inventory #: WRCLIT75557)
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