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The Long Valley

by John Steinbeck

The Viking Press, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. The Viking Press, New York 1938. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published in September 1938, no additional printings. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards & pages, tight spine. Spots at the spine, minor foxing on the page edges and endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Original jacket priced at $2.50, shelf wear, darkening at the jacket spine. Tear at the head of the jacket spine.

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  • The Long Valley by John Steinbeck
  • Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2899
  • Title: The Long Valley
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Viking Press
  • Date published: 1938
  • Keywords: The Long Valley FIRST EDITION John Steinbeck Printing 1938 Nobel Prize

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First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here are the O. Henry Prize-winning story “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” perhaps Steinbeck’s most challenging story, both personally and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the classic tales of “The Red Pony.” With an introduction and notes by John H. Timmerman.

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