The Road Through the Wall

Price: 465.00 USD

New York: Farrar, Straus, 1948. First Edition of the author's first book. Small 8vo: [8],271,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven tangerine cloth, spine lettered in white, pictorial dust jacket priced $2.75. Near Fine or better (lightly shelf-worn; pages toned, as usual; edges spotted) in a bright, about Fine jacket (flap edges slightly dust-soiled and browned). This, Jackson's neglected first novel, "deserves much more interest than it has hitherto received, not least because it anticipated the most prominent themes and settings of the wave of suburban-related fiction that appeared during the post-war period by several years. Jackson evoked the self-absorption and casual cruelty of the middle-class suburbs in a manner that would seldom be bettered, particularly because her focus is mostly upon the children of the neighbourhood, who in their petty rivalries, snobbishness and strict hierarchy, are mirror images of their self-satisfied parents." (The Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. First Printing. Near Fine+.


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