Ship of Fools. Katherine Anne Porter.
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

Boston, MA: Atlantic Monthly Press/ Little, Brown and Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. "This long-awaited novel by Katherine Anne Porter is destined to take a permanent place in the literature of our time. Over a period of many years Miss Porter has devoted her creative energy and her great gifts as a storyteller to this major work, weaving its many strands into a rich, varicolored fabric. It is a novel on the grand scale, and its endless variety of scenes and characters is the variety of life itself. Comedy and tragedy, love and death, boredom and adventure, pain and pleasure- all are witnessed in the lives and actions of the ship's company of the German freighter-passenger ship Vera embarked from Veracruz, Mexico, and destined for Bremerhaven, Germany. The story covers a period of twenty-seven days in the year 1931." (from front flap) The acclaimed, best-selling one-&-only novel by Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980), the Pulitzer Prize-winning American short story writer & essayist. The basis for the popular, award-winning film that featured many contemporary stars including Vivien Leigh in her last role. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page. Allegorical, evocative, portentous, unforgettable- an American classic; an iconic Porter collectible. Book in very fine condition with only a touch of rubbing to front, back covers, spine & edges, corners of same; moderate spotting to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine with only short, closed tears & slight loss of surface simulated-marbling at side edge of rear endpaper & lower edge of rear paste-down; much less at upper edge of front endpaper; otherwise virtually mint with uncut side edge of text block as issued. Dust jacket fine with slight rubbing to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; moderate wear with very slight loss of paper at spine-edges & corners; one very small, neat tear with slight loss of paper at lower right corner of front cover. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #4020]

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