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The Wayward Bus (w/Photoplay wraparound)

by STEINBECK, John

Condition: Very Good/Very Good +


NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1957. Bound in tan textured boards, stamped in red. In a colorful dust jacket. This copy has the scarce photoplay wraparound in black and white (and red) with four black and white photos from the movie on each panel and dust jacket flap. Photos depict Jayne Mansfield, Dan Dailey and Joan Collins. Dust jacket shows a 1/2" scuff to top of front panel. Top pages of book are in deep red. The book shows some mottling and yellowing to endpapers with one clip to top corner of ffep. Exceedingly scarce with the photoplay wraparound band. 312 pp. Ref.: Harmon 61m. Far scarcer than the first Viking edition of the book - which was published in 100K copies. . Reprint. Half-Leather. Very Good/Very Good +.

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works, beginning with the six shown here, will be published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art.Of this initial group of six titles, The Wayward Bus is in a new edition. An imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads. This allegorical novel of pilgrimage includes a new introduction by Gary Scharnhorst.Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers—and to the many who revisit them again and again.




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