New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First edition. A Fine book in just about Fine jacket. Book is extremely clean and bright with just a bit of spotting to the top-stain. Jacket bright and unfaded and just slight wear at the spine ends, but overall a lovely copy. Housed in a custom clamshell case.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' beloved 1938 novel, set in rural Florida. The Yearling follows the story of Jody Baxter, a child who becomes friends with a fawn after his father kills the fawn’s mother. The book was the best selling novel the year it was released and would win the Pulitzer Prize. Translated into over twenty languages, The Yearling was also adapted into a 1946 film starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman, who would both receive Academy Award nominations for their performances. “The thing about The Yearling, its great claim to distinction, is that it is able to make so much of simple, homely events” (Contemporary New York Times review). Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #5265)