“GEORGE—GEORGE—AIN’T YEH GOIN’ T’ KISS ME GOOD-BY?”
CRANE, Stephen. George’s Mother. New York and London: Edward Arnold, 1896. Octavo, original beige cloth. $300.
First edition of this follow-up to Crane’s much lauded Maggie, in original cloth.
A quasi-sequel to Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, George’s Mother “returns to the scene of Maggie to trace the disintegration of the urban nuclear family and decline of social solidarity and sense of fraternity that remained among Crane’s most cherished values” (ANB). BAL 4073. Williams & Starrett 6. Armorial bookplate of Hanson Hiss.
Just a few spots of finger smudging to interior, only light soiling to original cloth. An extremely good copy.