Way Down East

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1920. First Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film.

Based on the 1920 silent film directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, in turn based on the 1898 play by Charlotte Blair Parker. Although the play was filmed twice previously, in 1908 and 1914, and once subsequently, in a Gary Cooper starring 1935 sound film, Griffith's version stands out due the inclusion of a bravura set piece where star Gish flees across an icy river, a sequence done without the aid of stunt people or special effects.

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards lightly spotted. Jacket spine lightly toned, with light chipping to the extremities.


[Book #141148]

Price: $75.00