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'One of the most gifted and startling writers to have come out of the American South' - V. S. Pritchett. "Wise Blood", Flannery O' Connor's first ...Show synopsis'One of the most gifted and startling writers to have come out of the American South' - V. S. Pritchett. "Wise Blood", Flannery O' Connor's first novel, is the story of Hazel Motes who, released from the armed services, returns to the evangelical Deep South. There he begins a private battle against the religiosity of the community and in particular against Asa Hawkes, the 'blind' preacher, and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In desperation Hazel founds his own religion, 'The Church without Christ', and this extraordinary narrative moves towards its savage and macabre resolution. 'A literary talent that has about it the uniqueness of greatness' - "Sunday Telegraph". 'No other major American writer of our century has constructed a fictional world so energetically and forthrightly charged by religious investigation' - "The New Yorker". 'A genius' - "New York Times".Hide synopsis
Description:Near Fine in Fair Dust Wrapper; Spine a little rubbed. Foxing to...Near Fine in Fair Dust Wrapper; Spine a little rubbed. Foxing to edges and endpapers. DJ chiped with loss to head of spine. Damp soiling to DJ interior. 8vo 8"-9" tall Bright orange cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Colour pictorial dust jacket.; 232 pages.
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Black cloth, gilt titles,...Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Black cloth, gilt titles, red topstain. Book & DJ near fine but for some light water stains to bottom 1" of pastedowns at spine and reverse of DJ. Flap price of $4.50 intact. 232 pp.
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Description:Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First UK...Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First UK Edition, 1955. Book is in Very Good condition with orange panels and black lettering. Top edge and foreedge of textblock have slightly darkened, some minor spotting to top edge. Pastedowns, endpapers and flyleafs have darkening. Some foxing on title page. Otherwise a clean tight copy. Dustjacket is in Good condition with slight foxing to front cover. Spine is faded and has scuffing along joints and slight creasing at head/tail. Back cover has grey scuffmarks. Dj flap joints have nicking. Front/back flaps have some browning and foxing. Inside of dj has severe browning. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic mylar. 232 pgs.
Description:Good+ No Dust Jacket. Stated First Edition, 1952 Harcourt,...Good+ No Dust Jacket. Stated First Edition, 1952 Harcourt, Brace. Flannery O'Connor's first novel. Good+ copy. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Top of pages slightly stained, rear board shows minor blemishing along with some wear along the top edge. The previous owner signed her name in pencil on the first page; it has been erased but is still faintly visible. Otherwise this is a very good copy of this scarce collector's item! Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Description:Very Good. B0006AT1GI Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1952. Hard...Very Good. B0006AT1GI Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1952. Hard cover, first edition stated on copyright page. Has a touch of light soiling to the cover and page edges, otherwise VG condition in Good dust jacket which has a bit of edge wear and light soiling. The dust jacket price of $3.00 is intact but has been lightly marked through in pencil.
Description:Very Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. 232 pp....Very Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. 232 pp. First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page. In scarce original dust jacket, with proper price of $3.00 in tact. The dust jacket, while present, is heavily chipped, and has significant loss to the rear panel. A facsimile dust jacket has been placed beneath the real dust jacket to fill out the missing pieces. Very Good/Good hardcover in Fair dust jacket. Book itself in nice shape. Clean pages, sound binding, square. Small spot to side of page block. Exterior shows edge wear and light soiling. The rear board shows minor discoloration corresponding to the dust jacket loss. Dust jacket is in fair condition with heavy loss. Dust jacket is mylar-protected. A rare first edition, in an even scarcer original dust jacket.
Description:First edition. Boards well-worn, particularly on the spine, thus...First edition. Boards well-worn, particularly on the spine, thus only good in about very good dustwrapper with small chips on the front and rear panel. The cheap, cardboard construction of the boards seems to ensure that most copies are found well-worn. The author's first book. Burgess 99. See this book in 3D on our site.
Description:Very Good in very good jacket. Octavo. 232 pp. First edition...Very Good in very good jacket. Octavo. 232 pp. First edition stated of the author's first book. Very good condition in yellow boards. Small prior owner name to the inside front pastedown else a clean well bound copy. Light wear to spine tips and with offsetting to rear board. The price intact dustwrapper is quite bright with vivid red lettering on the spine. The jacket suffers from a 2/3" wide irregular shaped chip at the top edge of the front panel. A good preservationist could improve this matter greatly. Debut novel by one of the most respected of all 20th century Southern writers. A Burgess 99 title (or, as I like to call it, one of the "nifty fifty"). See photos for details.
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