In this novel, the South looms dark and ominous in the background with its Biblical rhetoric, its conflict between a tradition of religious fundamentalism and modern scepticism, racial contrasts and the industrialisation of a rural society. But more than a novel of time and place, it is the story of a tormented family submerged in infidelity and ...Read MoreIn this novel, the South looms dark and ominous in the background with its Biblical rhetoric, its conflict between a tradition of religious fundamentalism and modern scepticism, racial contrasts and the industrialisation of a rural society. But more than a novel of time and place, it is the story of a tormented family submerged in infidelity and driven by a vengeful love that is blocked, hurt and perverted. Peyton Loftis, who frantically needs a husband precisely because she loves her father; the decadent Milton, whose infidelity has made his marriage no more than a stage drama; and Helen, his wife, who loves only what she can control - her crippled daughter Maudie, or the childish part of her husband. This extraordinarily powerful novel is the portrait of a family who, in the words of Sir Thomas Browne in his "Urn Burial", 'all lie down in darkness'.Read Less
Fair. First edition, first printing. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Fair hardcover. Sturdy binding. Contains underlining on a few pages. No dust jacket. Former owner's name on paste down. Cloth a bit sunned. Ships fast!
Steven H. Stroud. Fine. Signed by Author Signed First Edition. Brown leather. Very good clean tight copy. Text free of marks. Professional book dealer with storefront since 1999. All orders are processed promptly and carefully packaged.
Very Good- Franklin Press, LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON SECOND BLANK LEAF. bound in bonded leather with raised bands, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon bookmark bound in. light rubbing to leather corners, light scuffing at top glit page edges, no other flaws of note.; 497 pages; Signed by Author.
Very Good with no dust jacket. 0679735976. Square, sound binding. Clean, slightly tanned pages. Wrappers have light edge rubbing.; Signed by author on title page. Novel first published in 1951, a searing tale of the Southern Loftis family.; 8.0" tall; 400 pages; 50-50 Susan Greeson; Signed by Author.
Very Good. 0679735976 1969 Bobbs Merrill hard cover-early BCE-some wear to dust jacket (now in mylar cover) tanning and some staining to page edge-otherwise cover fine binding strong contents clean-enjoy.
Near Fine. Hardcover with leather covers, SIGNED by the author on blank free endpaper at front. This is a beautiful copy, possibly unread. All edges of the page block are gilt; fore edge has several light abrasions. Endpapers are brown moire, and book has a bound-in ribbon book mark. Chocolate brown leather covers have gold tooling on both boards and the spine. The covers have just a hint of rubbing to hubs and tips. A beautiful copy in overall Near Fine condition.; Signed by Author.
Very good. Signed. SIGNED COPY; Franklin Library FIRST EDITION THUS; signed by author William Styron; full brown leather with gilt decorative design, satin ribbon marker, and silk moire endpapers; smyth-sewn and bound in top-grain leather; printed on specially milled acid-free paper. Notes from the Editiors booklet laid-in. A beautiful copy. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
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