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The Snake Pit

By Ward, Mary Jane




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Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

2007-09-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Snake Pit.

WARD, Mary Jane.

New York:: Random House,, [1946].. First edition.. publisher's cloth (lacking jacket). . A good copy only; spine faded; upper right corner of text chewed throughout; the brittle pages are chipped at margins. An interesting association copy of a book not often found inscribed.. 8vo,. Inscribed on the first day of publication by the author to Millen Brand and his wife and child. Laid in is a Christmas card from the author to the Brands. Millen Brand participated in writing the screenplay of the well-regarded film based on this book. His pencil ownership signature appears above the inscription, and his pencil notes in text and at rear.

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THE SNAKE PIT

Ward, Mary Jane

NY: Random House, 1946. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Ward on the first front free endpage. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped lettering on front board and spine, gray title page with white lettering. Light shelfwear to cloth and one corner soft; dustjacket with chipping at corners and spine ends, a one inch abrasion on the spine, wear at folds, light rrubbing and small perforation on the rear flap fold; front panel quite bright and price intact. Very Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Basis for the 1948 Anatole Litvak directed film with Olivia de Havilland, Mark Steven and Celeste Holm.. Signed by Author. Hardcovers. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has affixed a name label to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "'Do you hear voices?' he asked. 'You think I am deaf?' 'Of course,' she said. 'I hear yours.' It was hard to keep on being civil. She was tired and he had been asking questions such a long time, days and days of incredibly naive questions. Now he was explaining that she misunderstood; he did not mean real voices. Fantastic. He was speaking, he said, of voices that were not real and yet they were voices he expected her to hear. He was something of a pest, this man, but she could think of no decent way to get rid of him. You could tell he meant well and so you tried to play the game with him, as if with a fanciful child...." - Chapter One from The Snake Pit

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

Random House, 1946. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Random House, 1946 278 pp Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Dark green cloth boards are bright and undamaged. DJ is intact but chipped along edges.Original price of $2.50 present. Now in protective mylar. First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Snake Pit [ plunged into the world of the mentally ill, she struggled back to health and freedom ]

Mary Jane Ward

Signet. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

2007-09-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Snake Pit

WARD, Mary Jane

London, Cassell and Company Ltd. 1947. First UK Edition, 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, titles in bright red to spine in its original orange pictorial dust jacket. Book with slight browning to end papers and top edge; slight lean. Dustwrapper price clipped, rubbed to corners and folds, spine faded to yellow and rubbed at tips. Shows well. Adapted for the 1948 film, starring Olivia de Haviland. A financier's wife, played by Ms. de Haviland suffers a nervous breakdown. The story charts her experiences while in a mental hospital and her eventual recovery and release. Long ago they lowered insane persons into snake pits; they thought that an experience that might drive a sane person out of his wits might send an insane person back into sanity.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

The New American Library, 1948-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

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The Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

Signet, 1973-07-03. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

The New American Library. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. B00A1FZQEY This book is in good condition, binding and pages show signs of wear. . Good.

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THE SNAKE PIT.

Ward, Mary Jane.

SIGNET. NY 1948. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1948. Softcover. First Movie Tie-in Edition. Near fine in pictorial printed wrappers. Olivia de Havilland cover. .

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Signet/New American Library, 1948. First Paperback . Mass Market Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Novel about a woman's incarceration in a mental hospital, basis for the chilling 1948 movie. Orig. published in hardcover in 1946 & in paperback in 1948; this is the newer Signet paperback edition (#696) released AFTER the movie in Dec. 1948 (with cover art of a woman resembling that film's starring actress, Olivia de Havilland). Condition is conservatively Good: completely clean, binding strong & straight, NO writing, highlighting, or underlining, NOT ex-lib. Flaws: mild-moderate page tanning, commensurate with age; very minor edgewear all around, heavier along top edge. Protected in Free mylar collector bag! Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2020. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

Cassell & Co, 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. the boards are edge worn and marked. sunned. the title on the spine is fading. previous owner's inscription. some tanning. stains. tightly bound. fair copy. [P.O.]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

New York: Random House, 1946. Stated First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near FIne/No Dustjacket. Scarce first edition of this book. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, wear or bumping. Binding is tight & square, hinges are sound no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 278 pgs.

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Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

Buccaneer Books Inc, 1983-12. Library Binding. Good.

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The Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

Hardcover. Good. New York: Random House"," 1946. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 5 x 8”. 278 pp. Good. Missing the dust jacket. The binding is slightly cocked. The interior appears unmarked. The binding is solid.

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The Snake Pit [ plunged into the world of the mentally ill, she struggled back to health and freedom ]

Mary Jane Ward

Signet, 1955. Mass Market Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Seventh printing. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. 1960. Dampstaining to top of pages, as shown. Small tear to title/copyright page, as shown. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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THE SNAKE PIT

Ward, Mary Jane

New York: Random House, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. BOOK OF THE MONTH. Age-tanning to edges and text. Light sunning to top of spine. Light edge and shelfwear. Dustjacket good. Very tanned inside jacket. Various size chips and tears to edges and spine ; creasing. Gilt lettering debossed to spine and front of green, cloth-covered boards. Clean, solid binding. 278 pp. "In the bad old days, very long ago, when someone began to act queer they put him or her into a pit with a snake. Sometimes the snake bit and the patient died, but if not, he was cured -- by the shock. It was a crude and cruel experiment in what we call the shock treatment now. The shock treatment, as is probably well know, consists of strong electric shocks which tend to restore the mental balance when it has been lost," (from The Snake Pit).

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

New York: Random House, 1946. Near Fine condition in a Near Very Good dust jacket (3 chips, thumbnail-size or smaller). Protected by a removable Brodart sleeve. Not price clipped ($2.50). Clean, square, tight, and unmarked. Not a book club edition. Not a remainder. No owner's name or bookplate. "First Printing" is so stated on the copyright page. The author's third book. Bound in the original turquoise cloth. From the Dust Jacket: "The story of a girl who lost her mind -- and found it. A brilliant and uncompromising picture of life in a mental hospital." Basis for the 1948 film, directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Starring Olivia De Haviland and Leo Genn, the film received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, director, actress, and screenplay. The book and film proved to be surprisingly influential, leading to new legislation regulating the treatment of patients in state mental hospitals across the country.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine condition/Near Very Good jacket. Illus. by Immerman, Sol (jacket design). 8vo. 278pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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THE SNAKE PIT

WARD, MARY JANE

Cassell & Co., Melbourne, 1947. 288 pp, previous owner's details on front paste-down, end-papers foxed, lacks d/j spine, else very good copy in fair d/j.. First Australian edition.

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Snake Pit, The

Ward, Mary Jane

Signet, 1948. Softcover. Near Fine.

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The snake pit.

WARD, Mary Jane.

New York: A Signet Book, Published by the New American Library, [1948]. 12mo. 188 pp. Colour-illustrated softcovers, cover art photo of Olivia de Havilland behind fencing (slight shelfwear), still NF copy, w/ neat ownership label of Hiro Wakabayashi (1930-2017), Japanese-American and Korean War veteran on pastedown. First Signet movie tie-in edition, No. 696, of this American Drama based on the semi-autobiographical novel by the author who had been a mental hospital patient. The Anatole Litvak 20th Century-Fox movie was largely filmed at the Camarillo State Mental Hospital in California, and Olivia de Havilland’s performance was notable for its’ realism.

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Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

Signet. Mass Market Paperback. POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

New York: Random House. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1946. Hardcover. Mary Jane Ward grew up in Indiana and spent most of her life in Evanston. She went to Northwestern University located in Evanston. This is a semi-autobiographical account of a period in her life when she was hospitalized for a mental breakdown, seemingly caused by difficulties in getting her work published and money worries with her husband. She was, probably erroneously, diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was an author and beginning in 1937 was a book reviewer for the Evanston News-Index. This volume received praise from critics and experts in the psychiatric field. The binding is green with a red spine and gold lettering on the front spine; it is faded on the spine. The pages are a bit browned around the edges. ; Book Club Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 278 pages .

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

Random House, 1955. Green boards, red cloth spinecover, lightly chipped at corners and tips. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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The Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

Signet, 1955. 5th Printing. Signet 1182. Near Fine condition.

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Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

Random House Inc (T), 1946. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

Signet, 1960. 192pp. . Seventh Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Signet/New American Library, 1948. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Novel about a woman's incarceration in a mental hospital, basis for the chilling movie starring Olivia de Havilland. Orig. published in hardcover in 1946 & in this Signet mass market paperback (D1887) format in 1948; this is the 7th paperback printing from 1960, with same original naked woman cover art. Condition is VG: very clean, binding strong & straight--feels never opened! NO writing, highlighting, or underlining, NOT ex-lib. Pages tanned commensurate with age. Minor edgewear all around is only real flaw. Protected in Free mylar collector bag! Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2020. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day.

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The Snake Pit

Ward, Mary Jane

New York: Signet / the New American Library, 1946. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition Thus, First Printing.. # 696 / First printing stated. Covers bright with some pressure creasing of front cover along spine. Light horizontal crease along top edge of front cover. Spine sunned, no reading creases. Binding sound. Text block faded. Contents toned. Photographs available upon request. Size: Mass Market Paperback.

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SNAKE PIT

MARY JANE WARD

RANDOM HOUSE. FAIR CONDITION. HARDCOVER.

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The Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

Random House. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The Snake Pit

Mary Jane Ward

Random House. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The Snake Pit

WARD, MARY JANE

Random House, New York: 1946. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 'Do you hear voices?' he asked. You think I am deaf? 'Of course,' she said. 'I hear yours.' " And so begins The Snake Pit. This is the story of a girl who lost her mind - and found it. A brilliant and uncompromising picture of life in a mental hospital.

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Snake Pit, The

Ward, Mary Jane

NY: Random House. 1946. good-. Hardcover. 278pp; text clean; free front ep torn out; gilt lettering on green cover & faded on red spine; corners lightly bumped .

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Snake Pit , The

Ward, Mary Jane

Random House. Good with no dust jacket 1946. Hard Cover. Ex-Library; 17 oz.; 278 pages; Ex library HC no DJ Min. Markings back end page card removal damage story clean/tight '46 Random House. Vividly depicts one woman's plunge into the nightmare world of the mentally ill and her agonizing climb back to health and freedom. When it was first published, the book claimed attention as a moving study of mental illness based on personal knowledge. This fictionalized, brilliant, and uncompromising first-person account of madness and life in an insane asylum was subsequently made into a haunting movie. .

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