River of Earth

STILL, James (1906-2001)

Published by Viking Press, New York, 1949
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Printing ("First published in February 1940" on copyright page). 8vo: [6],245,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven wheat-colored cloth, spine lettered in green, upper cover stamped in green with rural vignette repeated from dust jacket, top edge stained green; pictorial jacket priced $2.50. Bookplate of Chicago artist Arthur Johan Anderson neatly tipped to front paste down. A Fine, likely unread copy in a sharp jacket with slight tanning to lettering of spine panel and bit of browning to back flap. Hanna 3371. Boger 427. "Generally considered Still's masterpiece, River of Earth grew out of the author's summer stint as a social worker for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, a New Deal program. Witnessing first hand the plight of Depression-era Kentucky coal miners, Still decided to write a novel chronicling the changes wrought by Industrialization on the traditional Appalachian way of life. Noted for its lyrical prose (a literary approximation of Appalachian folk speech), River of Earth was well received by literary critics upon its publication. The novel, though, soon fell into relative neglect nationally, as scholars and readers championed Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath as the most significant novel of the American Depression-era experience." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1247

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Title: River of Earth

Publisher: Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-

Edition: First Edition.

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