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Ferber, Edna
Giant.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1952. First edition of this "powerful story.truly as big as its subject" (Los Angeles Times). Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author, "For Barrett C. Kiesling Sincerely Edna Ferber July 1953." From the Library of Barrett C. Kiesling, who was Publicity Director for MGM from 1928 to 1955. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Fred McCarroll. Giant tells the sweeping tale which captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his naive young society wife, Leslie, and three generations of land-rich sons. It was the basis of the classic film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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