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Intruder in the Dust (Presentation copy)
New York: Signet Books, 1949. Second printing. Inscribed by the author when he visited publisher, Kurt Enoch, in New York city: "William Faulkner New York 5 Feb. 1950 Mr. Enoch." A just about Fine copy of the book with only trivial wear at the extremities. "Intruder in the Dust," published in 1948, was the first novel Faulkner had written in eight years, since 1940's "The Hamlet." The book is about Lucas Beauchamp, a black man, who is unjustly accused of murdering a white man and faces lynching. The Lucas character had originally appeared years earlier, in Faulkner's 1942 short story collection "Go Down, Moses." Faulkner would win the Nobel Prize the year after "Intruder in the Dust" was published. "...being more, far more, than any other recent novel I know by an American novelist." (Contemporary New York Times review) Provenance: From the library of Kurt Enoch, who founded the New American Library and subsequently its Signet and Penguin imprints, and who in the late 1940s invented the mass market paperback, bringing the work of many great authors to a vast and entirely new readership.
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