LOVE AND DEATH IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL
Publisher: New York:Criterion Books
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: Good
Edition: 1st edition
New York:Criterion Books. (1960). xxxiv+603pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition. Internally, a previous owners name to the 1st free endpage but otherwise pages clean and bright. Dust jacket is in good condition, still in one piece, with slightly soiled with many small chips and tears to edges. *From the jacket..."essentially a work of comparative literature, which attempts to understand the peculiar limitations and strengths of American fiction as compared with other traditions of the novel in the western world. The aim of the book is double - to illuminate American fiction, and to cast light on American character. But the two purposes blend finally into the single goal of understanding the American experience, which I take to be a singular one..."