First trade edition of Steinbeck's last novel published during his lifetime, a story of the clash between the desire to live a good, moral life and the expectations of society.
Near fine in like dust jacket.
THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT
"Men don't get knocked out, or I mean they can fight back against big things. What kills them is erosion; they get nudged into failure. They get slowly scared."
Unusually, the setting of this title is the East Coast, rather than John Steinbeck's well-trodden California. It gives THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT narrative novelty within Steinbeck's oeuvre.
Read more: Adrian H. Goldstone and John R. Payne, John Steinbeck: A Bibliographical Catalogue, item A38b.
New York: The Viking Press, 1961. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original blue cloth boards with black plate and silver lettering to spine. Original unclipped ($4.50) color pictorial dust jacket designed by Elmer Hader, with lettering by Jeanyee Wong. Blue topstain. 312 pages. Bookplate of George Coussoule tipped onto front pastedown. Jacket with a bit of edgewear, light toning to spine; section of toning to flap and facing front endpaper. Binding lightly sunned to spine, a couple spots of soil to top edge. Sharp.
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