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McCullers, Carson
Reflections in a Golden Eye
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by McCullers on the front endpaper. Very Good in a Good first issue jacket, unclipped ($2.00), split at the front panel, lacking the acetate, chipped at the foot of the spine, three tape repairs on the verso of the front flap. Two-tone grey cloth, generally toned and with some stains, a puncture near the foot of the spine. Square, bound with a bit of reading wear and a faded top stain, toned endpapers, clean otherwise. A Southern-set melodrama involving a "neurotic captain, his wife who is having an affair with the major next door, the major's wife who is an invalid, her Filipino servant, and a private who is so fascinated by the captain's wife that he visits her room at night, unknown to her, to watch her as she sleeps with the moonlight across her face." Louis Untermeyer is quoted on the jacket as comparing the novel's "powerful situations" to the work of D.H. Lawrence and Dostoevsky. Signed copies, especially in the first issue jacket, are scarce. Very Good / Good. Item #4316. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: VTG_Books (vtgbooks) [Woodstock, Illinois, US]
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