Three Tales From Youth
Random House, New York, 1993. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Like new condition, cream coloured boards and fresh grey cloth spine lettered in gild. The author's initials are gild-stamped on the front cover. original unclipped dust jacket in like new condition. A novel by the late Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award winning author of LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS and SET THIS HOUSE ON FIRE. "..In these stories -- never before published in book form -- William Styron focuses his unmatched talents on matters that have preoccupied him during much of his adult writing career. Although their immediate subjects are different -- a young Marine about to invade Japan in World War II remembers the role his father played in building one of the ships; a child recalls what happened when a former slave came home to die in the place where he was born; a boy describes the hot summer day on which his mother died, changing his life forever -- the stories are told in the voice of the same narrator, who remembers vividly his youth in a tidewater town in Virginia. 'A Tidewater Morning' is written with the power and distinction of a writer who occupies a preeminent place in modern American literature.." 142 pages.