Good+ with no dust jacket. Marfree, true Borzoi 1stEd bound in faded green w/ green titles on spine, no DJ; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 373 pages; Novel about a young man who is wrongly accused of seducing a 12-year-old girl, and takes it on the lam from Maryland to California, where he eventually becomes an oil company executive. The book, which has been called Cain"s most autobiographical, was not well received by either critics or the book-buying public. ## Author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, and considered, though he disclaimed it, one of the hard-boiled crime writers, "Cain was a prime influence on Camus's L'Etranger and showed himself to be one of the foremost storytellers in American popular literature, demonstrating from the outset of his career a mastery of place, set scenes, and first-person narrative."
Good. Knopf. 1948. Stated first edition. Ex-library copy with lending library stamp on inside board. Text clean, soiling to edges. Dust jacket is pasted down to cover and has scotch tape residue. Reading copy only.
Very Good. New York: Knopf, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. 373 pp. Very good, in a very good price clipped jacket. Some bumping on spine ends. Some rubbing on spine ends and board corners. Light staining on free endpapers. Jacket is in protective mylar. Some sunning on spine. Small chips on spine ends and fold edges. Some rubbing on spine and edges.
Very good. First Edition. "First Edition" is Stated. -Grey Cloth with green lettering to front and spine. Includes Unclipped Jacket ( $3.00 on inside flap ) Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector. -mild wear and fading to edges of jacket. -slight wear to edges of covers. -Otherwise, very clean, tight, square and unmarked. A VG Copy in a VG Jacket. Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
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