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(New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977), FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC OF MODERN SOUTHERN LITERATURE. It tells the story of the dejected lawyer Lancelot Lamar, who murders his wife after discovering that he is not the father of her youngest daughter. He ends up in a mental institution, where his story is told through his reflections on his disturbing past. The novel compares the protagonist unfavorably to his namesake, Sir Lancelot, as he experiences a vision of an empty modern American culture which invokes the symbolism of the mythical Wasteland. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo, publisher's original tangerine cloth lettered in gilt, in the original dustjacket. 257 pp. The book is quite fine, the jacket has a touch of minor age evidence.