First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5249
London: Hodder and Stroughton, 1957. Stated First Printing. Octavo; 314pp. Illustrated dust jacket over green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Price-clipped dust jacket shows a few small tears at folds and rubbing to spine ends, along with a large faint stain at back top and a few smudges. Publisher's 10'6 price sticker over original price on inside flap. Boards are square with light bumping to corners. Endpapers toning where not in contact with jacket. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Debut novel of "the father of Appalachian literature." Ehle's novel was praised for being among the first books by a white author to portray African-American characters, as a contemporary Sunday Times review noted, "without passion, patronage or politics, but with deep unsentimental sympathy."