[Item #4448] Omensetter's Luck. William H. Gass.
Omensetter's Luck
Omensetter's Luck
Omensetter's Luck
Omensetter's Luck

Omensetter's Luck

New York, NY: The New American Library, Inc., 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. "In this remarkable first novel, (William H. Gass) gives vivid display of his highly individual talent. Omensetter's Luck is a rare alchemy of image and idea, fictional excitement and philosophic depth. The setting of the novel is Gilean. Into this rural American town- accompanied by wife, family, and all earthly belongings- comes Brackett Omensetter. Omensetter seems at first a simple man of goodwill and abundant vitality. That he is someone out of the ordinary swiftly becomes apparent. His entrance into the once-tranquil community sets off a ground swell of violent emotions, engulfing all who come in contact with him." The first novel by William H. Gass (1924-2017), the great American author & academician. The haunting story of Omensetter & his twistedly repressed nemesis, the preacher Jethro Furber, was acclaimed upon publication & has taken its place as an American literary classic. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as stated on copyright page. See also our item No. 2829- a first softcover edition copy signed by Gass. The first & rarest Gass volume in its most collectible form. Book in fine condition with very light rubbing & fading to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear at edges & corners of same; very slight loss of gilt lettering at spine; mild rubbing, occasional scratching & spotting to edges of text block; moderate fading to green-dyed upper edge of same. Interior fine with slight loosening of edge between blank green front endpaper & first blank page leaf incl. loss of green surface at thin inner edge of endpaper; mixture of red with green at paste-downs (a probable slight fluke as issued); miniscule bumps at upper corners of some page leaves. Unrestored dust jacket relatively near-fine with mild rubbing, spotting & mild-to-moderate short creasing to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear, some tiny bumps, creases & a few very small, mostly closed tears at edges & corners of same esp. upper spine-edges, corners & at/near lower right corner of front cover. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #4448]

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