New York: Signet Books, 1954. First printing of this edition, and first printing in paperback. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page in the year of publication to publisher Kurt Enoch: "To Kurt Enoch / with my best wishes / Sincerely yours / Richard Wright / Paris May 8, 1954." From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included.
One of the most important reflections on racism and criminal behavior in American literature during the Civil Rights era. "The Outsider" tells the story of a man’s failed attempt to recreate his identity and begin a new life in Harlem, only to find the social limitations and isolation imposed on him as a result of his race inescapable.
Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. With a letter of provenance included. A tremendous association.
Very Good in wrappers with some wear and creasing at the spine panel.