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Whistle Stop by  Maritta M Wolff - Signed First Edition - 1941 - from Squid Ink Books and Biblio.com

Whistle Stop

by Wolff, Maritta M

Condition: Near Fine/Fair to Good


Near Fine book that is slightly soft top of spine, with touch of age toning to page edges, and title/author label on spine sun toned; in a Fair to Good dust jacket that is clipped at all corners. Jacket is soiled, faded and sun toned, with numerous chips and tears to edges and corners, color loss, and with a number of old tape repairs to inside of jacket. This copy has been signed by Wolff to the third front end page, and dated April 1941. Book was winner of the 1940 Avery Hopwood Award. There was a 1946 movie of the same title that starred George Raft, Ava Gardner, and Victor McLaglen. This novel is one of several featured in Robin Smiley's article, "Sweeping Up the Neglected Noirs", that is in the May/June 2018 issue of Firsts – The Book Collector's Magazine". The article includes a more detailed review of both the book and the film.


  • Bookseller: Squid Ink Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: Biblio6737
  • Title: Whistle Stop
  • Author: Wolff, Maritta M
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fair to Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: U.S.
  • Date published: 1941
  • Bookseller catalogs: Books into Film;


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