These stories - never before published in book form - bring to bear William Styron's unmatched talents, concentrating on things that have preoccupied him during much of his adult writing career. As Styron says in his preface, 'each of these narratives reflects my experience at the age of twenty, ten and thirteen'. The first tale covers Styron's ...Read MoreThese stories - never before published in book form - bring to bear William Styron's unmatched talents, concentrating on things that have preoccupied him during much of his adult writing career. As Styron says in his preface, 'each of these narratives reflects my experience at the age of twenty, ten and thirteen'. The first tale covers Styron's experiences as a Marine in the Pacific at the close of the Second World War. The second tells of his friendship with Shadrach -'a black apparition of unbelievable antiquity, palsied and feeble, blue-gummed and grinning'; the third a portrait of a tidewater town in Virginia on the eve of war in 1939. These are poignant stories of loss and change, written with the full power and distinction of a writer who occupies a preeminent place in modern American literature.Read Less
Vintage Books/Random House, New York, NY, 1993. 1st Edition(PB), 1st Printing, Fine, Paperback, Size=5.5"x8.", 142pgs. Clean, bright and very tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Book in NEW condition. ISBN 0679754490 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. SIGNED xiii, 142 pp.; 21 cm. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, no dedication. Gently creased spine. "In this brilliant collection of 'long short stories, ' the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sophie's Choice returns to the coastal Virginia setting of his first novels. Through the eyes of a man recollecting three episodes from his youth, William Styron explores with new eloquence death, loss, war, and racism."-Publisher.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Square, sound binding. Clean, slightly tanned pages. Wrappers have light edge rubbing.; Signed by author on half title page. Three novellas set during the Depression and World War II.; 8.0" tall; 142 pages; 50-50 Susan Greeson; Signed by Author.
Near Fine. No Jacket. Signed by Author(s) 1st Printing. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Signed by the author on the half title page. This is the advance uncorrected proof in glassy wraps. Three stories of youth connected by the same narrator. Covers are clean with no stains or tears. Binding is tight. Text block and interior pages are bright and unmarked.
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