A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage. Mark Twain.
A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage
A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage
A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage
A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage

A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage

ISBN: 0393043762
New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. "Set in the quaint hollow of Deer Lick, a mythical town resembling Mark Twain's Hannibal, Missouri, this bizarre tale chronicles the fortunes of a humble farmer, John Gray, determined to marry off his daughter, Mary, to the scion of the town's wealthiest family. But the sudden appearance of a stranger found lying unconscious in the snow not only derails Gray's plans but also leads to a mysterious murder whose solution lies at the heart of this captivating story." (from front flap) A story by Samuel Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the canonical American humorist & author. Written in 1876 at the height of Twain's literary powers, but never published until 125 years later in this edition. With a foreword & afterword by the Southern American humorist & writer Roy Blount Jr. (a Twain progeny of sorts); & delightful, mostly color illustrations on jacket front cover, frontispiece & throughout by the noted artist Peter de Seve. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. A beautiful little production, & a unique Twain collectible destined for increasing rarity. Book in very fine condition, virtually mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise also substantially mint. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4591]

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