Very Good. No DJ. First edition, first printing. Author's first book. Yellow cloth boards lacking the scace dust jacket. Very light edgewear and some slight scuffing to cloth at spine face and extremities. Light dusting to top edge of page block. The book remains a very nice copy, tightly bound with unmarked contents.
First edition. Boards well-worn, particularly on the spine, thus only good lacking the dustwrapper. The cheap, cardboard construction of the boards seems to ensure that most copies are found well-worn. The author's first book. Burgess 99.
Top edge and fore-edge lightly foxed, half-title page and final leaf of text are browned along inner hinge, else a near fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket; pictorial jacket (designed by Guy Nichols) is lightly tanned on spine, few tiny tears on... O'CONNOR, Flannery. WISE BLOOD [A Novel]. Small octavo, orange cloth, 232 pages. Anthony Burgess 99 title.
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.
Good+ No Dust Jacket. 1st printing, 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. No dist jacket, otherwise this is a very good copy of this scarce collector's item! Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Good in Fair jacket. Book Yellow boards are lightly faded, tanned, rubbed, and soiled. Corners and spine are bumped and fraying w/ small tears on the edges. Dust jacket is tanned, rubbed, soiled, chipped, and torn. $3.00 price on flap. Endpapers are tanned and lightly foxing. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-10-25 Bronson Pinchot turns in a virtuosic performance of O'Connor's darkly comic classic first novel. After serving a stint in the army, Hazel Motes finds himself adrift, alone, and rent by spiritual confusion. Pinchot's narration is superb: dynamic, well paced, and infused with a perfect Southern drawl. Instead of simply creating voices for the characters, Pinchot embodies them. His Hazel is nasty, nasally, and angry; his Enoch Emery boasts a congested twang; and the entire cast is likewise brought to life by Pinchot's precise and perceptive characterizations and his brilliant evocation of O'Conner's grotesqueries. A Farrar, Straus, and Giroux paperback. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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