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
Very Good. Very good hardcover, no dust jacket. Covers show light edge wear and sunning. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
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!
Very Good. No Jacket (as issued) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Signed Limited Edition. There is a tiny drop-sized stain on the title page that soaked through to the reverse page (very small). The bottom gilt-edge is scuffed/scratched. The tips of the bottom corners on the boards are lighlty rubbed. I doubt the book has been read more than once, if at all. Brown full leather binding stamped with 22k. gold design and lettering, silk moiré endpapers, gilt-edged pages, sewn-in silk ribbon bookmark, tissue guard protecting the page having the author's signature. Includes the original "Notes From the Editors" booklet that has three ink marks on the front cover.
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.
SIGNED by the author. First edition thus; limited edition. 8vo. Black & white illustrations by Steven H. Stroud. Includes "Notes from the Editors." Brown full leather covered boards; gilt illustration to front board and spine; raised bands; gilt titles to spine; brown textured end papers; all edges gilt. Discreet blind stamp else fine. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year-all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number-Images available upon request.
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.
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