New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1952. First edition. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, exceptionally difficult to find in this condition. The book with just traces of rubbing to the lower edge of the boards, otherwise clean, unmarked and unread. In a lovely, Fine dust jacket that has a few light bends near the extremities, but no chips or tears and remains easily the best copy on the market for quite some time.
Flannery O’Connor’s landmark first novel of which only 3,000 copies were printed. "Wise Blood" follows a veterans’ crisis of faith as he returns to the South after World War II. "Wise Blood" is an excellent expression of O’Connor’s comic, Southern Gothic style, which has been called “strange, brilliant, original” (New York Review of Books). It appears in The Guardian’s list of the top 100 novels of all time, and was later adapted into a 1962 film by John Huston that Vincent Canby called “one of his most stunning.” O’Connor, of course, is also famous for her shorter works as well -- her “Complete Stories” won The National Book Award, posthumously, in 1972. “What we lost when she died is bitter. What we have is astonishing..." (Newsweek) Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #1184)
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