Light in August (The Modern Library, No. 88)
New York: The Modern Library, 1950. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #2324793
1950 first thus, Toledano 088.5, binding/jacket style 8h with 348 titles on verso, $1.25 jacket price, grey Rockwell Kent endpapers. Ink name and date on front endpaper, jacket lightly rubbed and toned, with spine and fore edge of rear panel darker than the rest.
xiv, 444 pp., 6-page terminal publisher ad. Introduction by Richard H. Rovere. "Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man."
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