New York: Robert A. Ballou, 1933. First Edition. Near Fine and unread in a like dust jacket with some light chipping at the crown (titling not affected). A minute bit of toning at the top of the backstrip, in the same spot. One of 598 copies printed of Steinbeck's second novel. An exceptionally bright, fresh example. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.
Following the unsuccessful reception to his first novel, “Cup of God,” Steinbeck labored for five years to produce “To a God Unknown.” It wasn’t until late in his life, and following his death, that the careful symbolism within the story became widely admired and respected. “To a God Unknown” explores the complex relationship between a man and his land. The story illustrates the physical and psychological toil of Joseph Wayne and his brothers upon their father’s death and their struggle to establish and maintain their new homestead. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #94)