“THE RIVER WAS BLANK AND MINDLESS WITH BEAUTY”
DICKEY, James. Deliverance. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. Octavo, original tan cloth, original dust jacket. $400.
First edition of Dickey’s first and most famous novel.
James Dickey's first novel Deliverance "is a thriller—or, more strictly, a suspense story—that transcends its genre… Dickey writes in a neat, terse, matter-of-fact prose, level in pitch and perfectly suited to" this harrowing tale of four businessmen on a canoe trip (New Yorker). Basis for the 1972 Oscar-nominated film by John Boorman. Yaakov & Greenfieldt, 179.
Book fine, dust jacket crisp and nearly fine with only mildest wear to spine ends.