Marquand, John P.
Title The Late George Apley: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Publisher Boston, MA Little, Brown & Company 1937
Seller ID 000404
Blue cloth with gilt titles and border. Edge wear and rubbed corners. Spine ends bumped and crimped.Spine sunned and faded. Sticker removal injury at top corner of front free end paper. A few pages have rust colored "striping" which seems to be a reaction in the paper. Binding remains sound. 354 pages. Second printing of the first edition. Satire of Boston's upper class. The title character is a Harvard-educated WASP living on Beacon Hill in downtown Boston. The book was acclaimed as the first "serious" work by Marquand, who had previously been known for his Mr. Moto spy novels and other popular fiction. It was a bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1938.
LITERATURE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER UPPER CLASS SATIRE MR MOTO BOSTON Literature