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Night of January 16th. A Play. (Inscribed First Edition)
The World Publishing Company, New York and Cleveland 1968 - This copy inscribed by the author: "Carlton Smith - Cordially - Ayn Rand 11/9/69." Additionally, signed by her husband, Frank O'Connor, who appeared in one of the stage productions of this work. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Book appears unread, but with the boards slightly flared. In a price-clipped, dust jacket with slight toning to the flap edges. Originally published in softcover in 1936, Rand was unhappy with several of the editorial changes. She produced this hardcover version, which she called the "final, definitive version."Ayn Rand's thrilling courtroom drama - where the audience members themselves are chosen to serve on the jury and deliver a verdict. The accused is secretary Karen Andre - who is supposed to have murdered her boss and lover, Bjorn Faulkner. After she witnessed The Trial of Mary Dugan, Rand decided she wanted to write a play based around a trial. The death of Swedish businessman Ivan Kreuger, who shot himself after a major Ponzi scheme of his was exposed, served as Rand's direct inspiration. "?well constructed, well enough written, admirably directed . and excellently acted." (Contemporary Commonweal review). Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
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