|Publisher||E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc|
E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc. New York. 1943. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket., Illustrated by Thomas Benton. Winner of the 1943 Thomas Jefferson Southern Award. A hilarious and pathetic story of a soldier's widow and her lazy clan. "What Bret Harte was to the outcasts of Poker Flat, and Joel Chandler Harris to the plantation Negro, Jesse Stuart is to the folk of the Kentucky Mountains. There aren't many originals among American writers. Jesse Stuart is one of these few." - Ralph Thompson "Some of the richest native writing being done in America." - Henry Seidel Canby "An American Classic. It is written in the down home Kentucky style, and is warm and rich. With pipe smokin grannies and fiddle playin Uncles, feuds, poverty, and folksy ways, it is a step back in time. A beautiful award winning novel of the American south, that was written 60 years ago, it will open a window into the past for you. "Some of the richest native writing being done in America." - Henry Seidel Canby This book is clean and in good condition. All pages are intact, cover and binding strong and good shape. Dust jacket a little worn, but all accounted for, and in one piece. There is an inscription inside the front cover. D/J has illustration by Ishmael. . In this novel the author has combined poetry, rugged honesty and intensely personal writings. This novel is a third-dimensional painting of American life. 303 pages.