New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953. First edition. A Fine copy of the book with minor dings to the lower corners. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a tiny bit of color added to the top of the dust jacket spine. Signed on the limitation page (one of a thousand copies). Jacket design by Susan Forster.
This haunting novel follows the path of violence and its shattering effect across multiple lives. After leaving prison, Harry Powell dons a new identity as a prison chaplain in order to track down a fortune he heard about while in prison. To get this money, he marries the widow who likely knows about the wealth. But soon Powell's quest takes a darker turn. The Night of the Hunter explores how greed, malice, murder, and evil destroy human lives. Basis for the classic 1955 film noir directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3302)