“FOR SHEER VIRTUOSITY IN PROSE FAULKNER HAS NO AMERICAN RIVAL SINCE MELVILLE AND JAMES”
FAULKNER, William. Intruder in the Dust. New York: Random House, (1948). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.
First edition of Faulkner’s first novel published since 1940—“his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times).
“For sheer virtuosity in prose Faulkner has no American rival since Melville and James… There is no author I can think of since Chekhov who knows so deeply, and transmits so justly, the people he records in his legends… none of it has escaped the author’s scrupulous memory, nor eluded his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times). Intruder in the Dust was published eight years after Faulkner’s novel The Hamlet and only one year before Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize. With “First Printing” on copyright page. Petersen A26.2.
Text fine, lightest rubbing to spine lettering, almost no edge-wear to bright dust jacket. A handsome about-fine copy.