New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition. A lovely copy of the author's uncommon and fragile first novel, a high spot of Southern literature.
Gordon’s reputation as a literary socialite--she was married to poet Alan Tate and counted Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Eliot, and Ford Madox Ford among her friends--has overshadowed the excellence and enduring qualities of her own work, which won her both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the O. Henry Prize (beating out the likes of Saroyan, Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Wolfe) before her 40th birthday.
Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, which shows some uniform age toning.