The Set-Up

New York: Covici-Friede, 1928. First Edition. Basis for the seminal 1949 film noir directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Wise and Audrey Totter.

An epic poem about an aging African-American boxer, extremely popular on its release, resulting in a number of later printings. While the poem's ominous mood was maintained in the film, its racial issues were replaced with a complex psychological study more consistent with the noir style.

Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with two small taps along the top board edges. Jacket is faded along the spine, with two small closed tears on the front hinge.

The Dark Page I: 1940-1949, p. 186.

[Book #105118]