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There isn't that much to it. It took Steinbeck 15 years of practice to make a book look that easy, and behind that relaxed manner is a world of experience with and sympathy for his subject… Only someone who truly loved and knew these people could have so successfully exaggerated and stylized their lives" Benson, , The novel became a short-lived Broadway play in , and Victor Fleming directed the film version, which starred Spencer Tracy.
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Martin and his wife Gladys were good friends with Steinbeck and his second wife Gwyndolyn Conger. They lived in Louisiana. Martin was a world-renowned radiologist who studied the growth rates in unborn children in the s and 30s, writing several books on the subject. In , he published the novel Mme.
Toussaint's Wedding Day, to which Steinbeck refers in the accompanying letter. Steinbeck wrote about St. Martin and his ability to make a mean martini in Travels with Charley: Martin, a gentle, learned man, a Cajun who has lifted babies and cured colic among the shell-heap Cajuns for miles around. I guess he knows more about Cajuns than anyone living, but I remembered with longing other gifts of Doctor St.
He makes the best and most subtle martini in the world by a process approximating magic. The accompanying autograph letter reads: Martin — I got back to find a great deal of work with the result that I have only now finished Mme. This is a remarkable book. I liked every minute of it. Particularly liked the fact that it is true. I've often wondered how this can be apparent.
I do not know these people nor their lives and yet I know this book is true not only in detail but in spirit and tone too. It has been a great pleasure to read it. I sent you a copy of Tortilla Flat which I hope you got. It was as pleasant afternoon we spent with you as any I ever experienced.
Thank you again for this good book. Our respects to Mrs. This issue of copies bound in cloth, as opposed to the issue in wrappers copies ; no priority established. Salinas Public Library, Book about-fine with mildly toned spine; dust jacket spine sunned, with one small bit of tape reinforcement to verso. Small octavo, original beige cloth, original dust jacket.
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First edition, first issue, of Steinbeck's "beautifully written [and] marvelous picture of the tragedy of loneliness" Eleanor Roosevelt , in scarce original dust jacket. Presentation copy inscribed by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper: The author began Of Mice and Men as a children's story. The result is "a sophisticated and artful rendering of the basic conflict between two worlds: First issue, with the words "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" printed as lines 20 and 21 on page 9, and bullet between the eights on page Book near-fine, with a bit of toning to spine; unrestored dust jacket near-fine, with spine less toned than often found, and a bit of shallow wear to corners.
A desirable inscribed copy of this classic. Octavo, original pictorial beige cloth, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Signed limited first edition, number of copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page—this copy additionally signed and inscribed by Steinbeck on the title page: The three interconnected stories in this volume a fourth was added in the edition won praise on publication as "pure gold… all three of these stories have more depth, intensity and variety than one could possibly anticipate" New York Times Book Review.
To biographer Jackson Benson, they "act as a moral fulcrum… These stories, with their child observer, examine the nature of life and of death and the relationship of the individual to the whole" True Adventures, Issued simultaneously with an unrecorded lettered signed limited edition of somewhere between 26 and 52 copies.
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Without scarce glassine, slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial beige cloth, illustrated endpapers, original dust jacket. First edition of Steinbeck's most important novel, his searing masterpiece of moral outrage and "intense humanity," winner of the Pulitzer Prize, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a close friend, "For again Dr.
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