Inscribed first edition of this suspenseful tale of a backwater rafting trip gone horribly wrong, adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight – James Dickey's first novel.
Near fine in very good dust jacket.
"Because, for the Lord's sake, there may be something important in the hills. Do you know what?"
THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER praises the "heart-stopping" suspense of DELIVERANCE, and the reviewer notes how the building intensity of the book resulted in his inability to put it down (32). This energy was converted into Hollywood success in 1973, as the Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight-led film earned three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
Read more: Terry Dunham, "To stalk and be stalked," The Cincinnati Enquirer 9 April 1970.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original tan cloth boards with green lettering. Original unclipped ($5.95) color pictorial dust jacket, designed by Paul Bacon Studios Inc. Green topstain, green endpapers. 278 pages. Inscribed by Dickey on March 31, 1970 to Mr. Albert Green Jr. to title page. Jacket with edgewear, a couple tiny sections of loss to spine ends; 1.5" closed tear to rear flap. Binding spine ends a touch bumped. A solid copy.
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