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Spoon River Anthology by  Edgar Lee Masters - First Edition - 1915 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937344)

Spoon River Anthology

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Spoon River Anthology

by Masters, Edgar Lee

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first issue. (Book measures 7/8" across top.) xvii, 248, (6, ads) pp. Original bluish green cloth with gilt lettering. Near Fine with light wear to tips, former owner's name on front free endpaper, lacking jacket. One of the all-time bestselling works of poetry in America, still in print and used in many theater classes for monologues.

Synopsis

The innovative free verse collection of small-town life that made Edgar Lee Masters a legend A literary sensation when it appeared in 1915, Spoon River Anthology earned Edgar Lee Masters comparisons to T. S. Eliot and Walt Whitman. The characters who speak here tarnish the pure image of their Midwestern hamlet by holding forth from the grave with tales of illicit love affairs, betrayed confidences, political corruption, and miserable marriages. The first serious work of psychological naturalism, this artful indictment of small-town hypocrisy influenced Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, and other luminaries.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140937344
Title
Spoon River Anthology
Author
Masters, Edgar Lee
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
The Macmillan Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1915
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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