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Wilderness A Tale of the Civil War by Robert Penn Warren - First Edition - 1961 - from The Franklin Bookstore (SKU: 3139)

Wilderness A Tale of the Civil War

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Wilderness A Tale of the Civil War

by Robert Penn Warren

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Wilderness A Tale of the Civil War by Robert Penn Warren -ORIGINAL EDITION- First Edition! Publisher-Printing Location: Random House , New York Date and Numbering:1961 Size and Page Count: 5.5"" X 8.5"" Tall, approx. 310 pages Condition: Good, binding very good, some browning on edges,dj in poor shape, dj is worn and stained, inside front hinge is cracked Illustrations Information: illustration on dust jacket - ---An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian---- Contains:
Robert Penn Warren was the first Poet Laureate of the United States. This book is about a Bavarian man who hopes to fight for the Union in the Civil war. Adam Rosenzweig has a deformed foot and soon this is discovered. This story is about the search for his own ""truth"" and his growth of understanding about himself and the world. "A moving and disturbing work one which goes beyond events, to brood upon their meanings. Samuel Hynes, New York Times Book Review In the summer of 1863, Adam Rosenzweig leaves a Bavarian ghetto and sails for the United States to fight for the North in the Civil War. Fired by a revolutionary idealism inherited from his father, he hopes to aid a cause that he believes to be as simple as he knows it to be just. Over the course of his journey, Adam becomes witness to a world whose complexity does not readily conform to his ideals of liberty. When his twisted foot attracts unwanted attention on his voyage to America, he is threatened with return to Europe. He jumps ship in New York, only to be caught up in the violence and horror of the anti-draft riots. Eventually he reaches the Union Army, serving not as a soldier but as a civilian provisioner s assistant. Adam s encounters with others among them a wealthy benefactor, a former slave, an exiled Southerner, a bushwacker and his wife further challenge the absolutism that informs his view of the world and of his place in it. First published in 1961, Wilderness remains a profoundly provocative meditation on the significance of the Civil War and the varieties of human experience. This new edition of the novel includes an insightful introductory essay by James H. Justus, Distringuished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University and author of The Achievement of Robert Penn Warren. The Author: Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989)was born in Kentucky and studied at Vanderbilt and Oxford Universities. As a novelist, teacher, poet, and critic, he became one of America s most celebrated men of letters and the only writer to receive Pulitzer Prizes for both poetry and fiction. In addition to Wilderness, his novels included All the King s Men, World Enough and Time, and Band of Angels.


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Wilderness A Tale of the Civil War
Robert Penn Warren
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5.5"" X 8.5"

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The Franklin Bookstore began in 1996 by Robert & Ruth Lynn in Humboldt, Tennessee. Retiring from the Navy and a business career and always a history buff, Robert and Ruth opened the business of selling and dealing with rare books, magazines and newspapers. Many items were acquired from other rare books dealers from across the country. The Franklin Bookstore continues with his offspring mindful to keep the high ethical business examples that Dad established. We feel honored to be associated with such a virtual history of the printed word, inherently beautiful and fascinating artifacts of our cultural past. Every item we offer is guaranteed to be absolutely genuine and as described. A large part of the inventory is periodicals that date from the Revolutionary War to World War II and into the 21 century.


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