FIRST EDITION OF LINDNER'S REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, INSPIRATION FOR THE 1955 JAMES DEAN FILM OF THE SAME TITLE
LINDNER, Robert. Rebel Without a Cause… The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1944. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $850.
First edition of Lindner's psychoanalytic study of juvenile delinquency and criminality, basis for the 1955 James Dean film of the same name, in the original dust jacket.
This groundbreaking work on juvenile delinquency by psychoanalyst Robert Lindner fundamentally "brought the concept of the teen rebel into American consciousness," and was a foundation for the Nicholas Ray film that also borrowed its title from Lindner—Rebel Without a Cause (1955) (Images). Contemporary owner signature.
Interior quite fresh with only small marginal tear to preliminary leaf, inner hinges expertly reinforced, faint soiling to cloth; small edge tear to rear panel of colorful dust jacket. A bright near-fine copy.