Title: Iron Man
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication Date: 1930
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1930. Dial Press. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjacket With Some Large Pieces Missing. 312 pages. hardcover. Jacket in colors by Edna M. Reindel. keywords: Literature America Mystery Boxing. inventory # 31161. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Mr. Burnett’s first novel LITTLE CAESAR was not only widely heralded by the critics as ‘the most exciting book of the year’ and ‘a work of art’, but achieved immediate and extraordinary success. Its sales placed it at once among the best sellers. Now comes IRON MAN to prove that Mr. Burnett is all that the critics said, and more. IRON MAN tells the story of a mechanic’s helper who becomes a prize fighter and finally middle-weight champion. It strikes a deeper and more intimately human note than did LITTLE CAESAR. Coke Mason is as unforgettable a character as Cesare Bandello. But though he is a ‘rough-neck’ and rather ‘dumb’, he is strangely attractive and even lovable. His feeling for his pretty but decidedly flighty wife is beautifully portrayed, and set against the thoughts and actions of the rough ‘pugs’ and gamblers by whom he is surrounded, it stands out with an exquisite and poignant pathos. IRON MAN is a veritable epic of the prize-ring, uncompromising in its realism, powerful, brutal. But love and loyalty are as real in Mr. Burnett’s world as the brutality and sordidness which are all that a ‘realist’ is generally supposed to see. Burnett senses and portrays an essential decency in men that makes his world just that much more true. He has the realism of great art, which does not exclude the ideal as an element of reality. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjacket With Some Large Pieces Missing. Bookseller Inventory # 31161
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