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A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family

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A Death in the Family

by Agee, James

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About This Item

New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1957. Novel of the death of a young father and its effects on his family, and life in Knoxville Tennessee before the Great War, published posthumously; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958. First edition (first printing), first state, with title page in blue and textual error ("Walking" for 'Waking') on page 80. Hardcover, full blue cloth, silver titling, green decoration. Light wear to book, some fading to the spine & edges, minor binding flaw to lower front cover - a small stray flap of errant cloth is folded over onto the front. Jacket shows light rubbing and some chipping; $3.95 price intact, tiny crease to front flap. Pages lightly tanned; text clean; [10], 339 pages + note on the author.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Octavo.

Synopsis

A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee, set in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began writing it in 1948, but it was not quite complete when he died in 1955. It was edited and released posthumously in 1957 by editor David McDowell. Agee's widow and children were left with little money after Agee's death and McDowell wanted to help them by publishing the work. Agee won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958 for the novel.

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Bookseller
Bookworks MWABA, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
t0256jk
Title
A Death in the Family
Author
Agee, James
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
McDowell Obolensky
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1957
Keywords
Fiction, Literature, Modern First Editions
Size
Octavo

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First Edition
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Title Page
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Octavo
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Edges
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Spine
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Jacket
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Cloth
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Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First State
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