New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in a just about Fine dust jacket with the spine very slightly faded and the price clipped (price not required to identify the first printing jacket). A superior copy of this Pulitzer Prize Winner.
In a story that illustrates the tragedy of Fascist Italy during the Second World War, “A Bell for Adano” stands as a proud testament to democracy. Major Victor Joppolo, an Italian-American soldier stationed in Sicily, strives to win the trust of the townspeople as they rebuild the town bell that was melted for Fascist ammunition. Praised by The New York Times, John Hersey’s novel is “no mere fictionalization of the war’s headlines, but a mature, masterly and profoundly moving work of fiction that has the perspective and the wisdom to transform the raw material of military conquest and the basic issues of this war into art.” Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #1803)