New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First Edition. Tully's final novel, a nostalgic look at his family, upbringing, and Ohio roots, as well as a young boy's life on the road. "Biddy Brogan, the son of Irish immigrant parents, grows up the hard way. From an Ohio orphanage where he receives what formal education he is to acquire, he goes at age twelve to live in Chicago with an older sister, Virginia. Unable to come to terms with life in Chicago, Biddy takes to the road, doing migrant farm work in Wyoming; prize fighting in Arizona, Mexico, and California; and writing for a newspaper in Ohio. After each stint, he returns to his sister's comfortable world, until he finally settles down to a life of writing" (from "Illinois! Illinois! An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction"). HANNA 3565; PROUTY 12. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 300pp. Small, vintage booksellers ticket to lower rear pastedown, with some offsetting to same from binders glue, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), spine-sunned and edgeworn, with several small nicks to spine ends and corners, and toning to rear panel and flap folds; front flap fold tender, with some separation; Very Good only. (Inventory #: 29591)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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