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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:Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels  Octavo....Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels  Octavo. A fine copy, elegantly bound in recent full brown oasis morocco leather with traditional raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, publisher's original boards bound in at the rear. An attractive copy. FIRST EDITION. Author's first book. A disturbing novel of religious extremism set in the Deep South.
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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. Stated First Edition, 1952 Harcourt, Brace. Flannery O...Good. 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:Yellow boards, a light dampmark affects the lower 1-inch of the...Yellow boards, a light dampmark affects the lower 1-inch of the boards, otherwise (! ) an exceptionally fresh copy in price-clipped, but equally fresh dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and the damp mark just faintly visible at the spine, on the inside.
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:First edition. Very slight rubbing at the bottom of the boards,...First edition. Very slight rubbing at the bottom of the boards, as usual, else fine in a very good or better dustwrapper with a hint of pencil notation and two tears on the front panel, and a small chip at the corner of the crown. A nice copy, with the white jacket whiter than usual. Advance Review Copy with slip tipped to the front fly. The author's first book. Burgess 99. See this book in 3D on our site.
Description:Clean, tight book with slight discoloration at foot of spine....Clean, tight book with slight discoloration at foot of spine. Dustjacket has been professionally restored including infill at top and bottom of front panel and spine. More than presentable copy of an increasingly scarce book. Cloth 8vo. 232pp. Author's first book. Stated first printing.
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First Printing. Dustjacket has 1...Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First Printing. Dustjacket has 1/4" by 1/2" chip with 2" tear to bottom of front panel. There is also a 1/4" by 1 " chip to top of rear panel. Very light wear to corners and spine ends. Overall, a bright, attractive copy with none of the usual spine fading common to this title.
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