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) tends to overshadow the excellence and enduring qualities of her own work. Before her 40th birthrday, she had won both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the O. Henry Prize, against the likes of Saroyan, Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.
Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, which shows some uniform age toning.