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Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
THE YEARLING
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1938. First printing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a boy's brutal coming-of-age in rural Florida. Classic children's misery novel from the Great Depression: a Book of the Month Club selection, the best-selling novel of 1938, and winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize, as well as the basis for a 1946 film adaptation starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman. A moving work of art for those adults tough enough to handle it and the daunting next step up for any child who recovers well from the death of Bambi's mother. Like many similarly beloved books in which a blameless pet dies as proxy for a child's innocence, the subtler tragedy of THE YEARLING is a child's inability to perceive his parents' deeply repressed expression of love for him. Do not let a deer read this book. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original pale beige cloth, stamped in green. In original unclipped ($2.50) dust jacket. Fore-edge machine deckle. Illustrations and decorations by Edward Shenton. [8], 428 pages. Small contemporary bookseller label to rear flap. Cloth toned along joints. Jacket with only trace edgewear to spine ends and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]

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