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THE HEROES OF SMOKEOVER ..

by Jacks, L[awrence] P[earsall]

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New York: George H. Doran, n.d. [1926].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-286 [287-288: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on front panel, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. The fiction of L. P. Jacks, UK philosopher and academic, "is idiosyncratic and often used to convey his philosophical ideas, frequently related to metaphysics" (Clute and Grant). The stories set in "Smokeover," an imaginary industrial city of immense size that is controlled by convention, boasts of its idealism but worships industry, criticize life through the mouths of its fictional inhabitants. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Reginald 07739. Not in Day. Not in Tuck (1974). A fine copy in defective printed dust jacket with shallow chipping along top edges and three-quarters of the spine panel missing. (#134196)
  • Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 134196
  • Title: THE HEROES OF SMOKEOVER ..
  • Author: Jacks, L[awrence] P[earsall]
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: George H. Doran
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: n.d. [1926].
  • Keywords: Utopian Literature; (Short Stories)

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