“FROM THIS TIME ON HE WOULD HAVE TO PONDER HIS OWN QUESTIONS”: FIRST EDITION OF RICHTER’S THE TOWN
RICHTER, Conrad. The Town. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $450.
First edition of Richter’s Pulitzer Prize winning work of fiction.
The Town is the third book in Richter’s Awakening Land trilogy, being preceded by The Trees and The Fields, and received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1951. “There are in the literature of the world few works of historical fiction that make the reader feel that the writer must have been a witness to what he describes; he was actually there and came back—a transmigrated soul—to tell a story. The Awakening Land is such a work… it would be a great novel in any literature” (Isaac Bashevis Singer).
Book fine, bright dust jacket with scratch to top front panel. A near-fine copy.