New York: Modern Library, 1952. Paperback. First edition. A near fine book in illustrated wrappers. Light wear at the extremities This is a paperback original and the true first edition of Styron's second book. It was later printed in hardcover format. Styron, a former U.S. Marine, tells the story of a forced march in a Marine Corps training camp in the Carolinas.
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New York: Doubleday, 1953. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. This is a novel loosely based on Viertel's experience in Africa with John Huston during the filming of the African Queen. Viertel was a screen writer whose credits included The African Queen and The Sun Also Rises. This book was turned into a film in 1990 that starred Clint Eastwood.
New York: Macmillan, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good plus jacket. Corners of the front jacket flap are clipped but the price of $3.95 is present on the flap. Some rubbing to the rear panel and a short closed tear at the top of the rear panel. One of the nicer copies of this book that you will find. Pages browned, as is common with this title. But overall a very collectible copy. Stated first printing. This is Williams's second novel, a revisionist history of the settling of the West that involves three men who set out on a buffalo hunt and in an orgy of killing find themselves forever changed. Williams was the author of the novels, Stoner, and Augustus which won the National Book Award.
London: Allen Lane, 1973. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the first British edition of Williams's classic novel of life in academia. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. Front flap is clipped but publisher's price of "£2.50 net" is present. A recent bestseller in Europe, the novel has continued to gain recoganition with many scholars calling it the "best novel you never read." Wrote Julian Barnes recently: "It is good, and it has considerable substance, and gravity, and continuation in the mind afterwards." The British edition was published 10 years after the U.S. edition and is far more difficult to find, especially in collectible condition.