First edition (as stated). , 185 pages. Hardcover: H 22cm x L 13.25cm. Dust jacket has minimal wear at edges with no chipping or nicks, white rear panel moderately browned with a few spots of soiling, front flap price-clipped, faint crease lengthwise along front joint but illustration upon front panel and spine remains bright with just slight browning to the white spine lettering; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Blue cloth boards with mild bumping at spine ends and mild trace of fraying at heel, light shelfwear to bottom edges. Light green top edge. THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM was Welty's second book and first novel. Please refer to #A3:1 in Noel Polk's EUDORA WELTY; A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HER WORK. A much more attractive copy than usually found for production quality was hindered by wartime constraints; conservatively graded as a very good+ copy in a very good+ dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM.
Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1942.
Book Description Doubleday, Doran and Company, New York, 1942. Full Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Stated "First Edition". 185pp. Blue cloth lettered in white with pink band. Welty's first novel and second book. Dust Jacket has some minor chips to the top and bottom spine, all edges of dust jacket are slightly worn. The jacket is not price-clipped. EXCELLENT condition in a VERY GOOD dust jacket. Eudora Welty (April 13, 1909 - July 23, 2001) was an award-winning author and photographer who lived in, and wrote about, the American South. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi and lived a significant portion of her life in the city's Belhaven neighborhood, where her home has been preserved. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women (now called Mississippi University for Women), the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University's business school. During the 1930s, Welty worked as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration. This job sent her all over the state of Mississippi taking photographs of people from all economic and social classes. Collections of her photographs are One Time, One Place, and Photographs. But Welty's true love was language, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction. Her first short story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," appeared in 1936 and in 1941 she published her first collection of short stories, A Curtain of Green. Her novel, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. The Canadian writer Alice Munro has said that Welty's "A Worn Path" is perhaps the most perfect short story ever written. The e-mail client Eudora was named after her (in reference to her short story "Why I Live at the P.O."). Eudora Welty died of pneumonia in Jackson. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 011533