New York: MacMillan, 1960. First American edition. Signed by the author on the front end paper. Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the suppressed, first issue pictorial dust jacket. The cloth is a bit discolored along the spine and board edge, spine gently cocked, but internally in excellent condition. Jacket with a few creases at the spine ends, but generally bright and complete. Front flap has been publisher-clipped, but still retains the original price of $3.50. A sharp copy of the author's first and most famous novel. Quite scarce signed and in the first state dust jacket.
A bestseller, this timeless novel is a tragic coming of age story, artfully crafted to capture that one irresistible impulse with dire consequences. Set at a New England prep school before the outbreak of World War II, the story chronicles the friendship between an unlikely pair. Their camaraderie, rifled with rivalry and admiration, culminates in a shocking loss of innocence. A story that captivates and challenges adults and adolescents alike, “A Separate Peace” remains essential reading at schools across the nation. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #1508)