These eight stories reveal the singular imaginative power of one of America's most admired writers. Set in the Old Natchez Trace region, the stories dip in and out of history and range from virgin wilderness to a bar in New Orleans. In each story, Miss Welty sustains the high level of performance that, throughout her distinguished career, has won ...Read MoreThese eight stories reveal the singular imaginative power of one of America's most admired writers. Set in the Old Natchez Trace region, the stories dip in and out of history and range from virgin wilderness to a bar in New Orleans. In each story, Miss Welty sustains the high level of performance that, throughout her distinguished career, has won her numerous literary awards. "Miss Welty runs a photofinish with the finest prose artists of her time" (Time).Read Less
Signed by Author Very Good+ paperback. SIGNED by Welty on front free endpaper. There is some minor bumping and wear near the spine but no tearing evident. The interior text is bright and clean. An attractive copy, overall. 214 pp.
First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Very Good copy, but has tiny faded brown spotting on the blue cloth covers; in a Very Good Plus clean dust jacket, not price-clipped, intact but with some minor edge wear, with usual pink lettering on spine faded out.
Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. Scarce as a Review Copy. Advance copy of Welty's third book with a dated review slip tipped to the front free endpaper. Owner signature of the reviewer on the endpaper, Beverly Layman of the University of Virginia, with a small ink date and the initials "VQR" (Virginia Quarterly Review) in the gutter of the title page. The dustwrapper has the typical fading to the spine with the word "Net" completely faded as well as some staining toward the bottom.
First edition. Fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with the pink portion of the spine, which is usually faded out to near invisibility, only slightly faded and very easily readable. The only flaw is a vertical pink stain on the spine, possibly the result of a printer's error. Only the third copy we have seen that retains a substantial portion of the pink spine lettering, and rare thus. Author's elusive third book, cheaply manufactured during wartime and virtually never found in this condition. See this book in 3D on our site.
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