LIGHT IN AUGUST
LIGHT IN AUGUST
LIGHT IN AUGUST
LIGHT IN AUGUST
LIGHT IN AUGUST
LIGHT IN AUGUST
LIGHT IN AUGUST

LIGHT IN AUGUST

(New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1932).

IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND UNUSUAL IN THIS CONDITION AND VERY SCARCE IN THE DUSTJACKET. The jacket has the correct $2.50 price and listing of Boyle, Kay as the first author on the back cover as is proper for the original first issue.
LIGHT IN AUGUST is one of Faulkner's greatest books. The novel's central themes of race, religion and human nature have not, over time, been diminished in their potency. The book presents one of Faulkner’s most balanced works, discussing the negative and positive forces in life as it focuses on the relationship between men and women and between races.
One of America's greatest modern writers, Faulkner was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1950 for his literary accomplishments. In his acceptance he made the brief but important statement “that man will not merely endure; he will prevail... because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance... [it is] the writer’s duty to write about these things.”. Item #25115

First edition, first issue with “Jefferson” instead of “Mottstown” in the first line on page 340. With an illustrated title-page. 8vo, publisher’s original beige buckram lettered in orange on the upper cover and in blue on the spine, in the very scarce original dustjacket. 480 pp. A very fine copy, the book essentially pristine and in excellent condition, the very scarce dustjacket is extremely attractive with only the most minor of mellowing evident along the edges and a small tear to the top of the fold line of the front flap.

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Price: $9,750.00