The Town (Signed limited edition)
New York: Random House, 1957.
New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Number 204 of 450 copies of the signed limited edition. A Fine book in a Very Good+ example of the publisher's acetate jacket with a crack at the rear flap, otherwise in excellent condition overall. This is the second book in the Snopes trilogy.
"The second work in the Snopes family trilogy, which includes The Hamlet and The Mansion," The Town presents Faulkner's "vision of the disintegration of the South after the Civil War...Flem's coldly calculated vengeance on his wife Eula and her lover culminates in Eula's suicide and Flem's rise to power in Jefferson, the county seat. Because Flem longs for respect as well as money, he turns against the clan of shiftless Snopes cousins who have followed him...In his hunger for social validation, he denies his own origins and the book ends with the hint that the cousins' revenge will follow" (Britannica). Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #5277)