Portrait of Jennie [Signed Advance Copy]: Nathan, Robert Portrait of Jennie [Signed Advance Copy]: Nathan, Robert Portrait of Jennie [Signed Advance Copy]: Nathan, Robert Portrait of Jennie [Signed Advance Copy]: Nathan, Robert

Portrait of Jennie [Signed Advance Copy]

Nathan, Robert

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1940
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A Very Good + example of the QUITE SCARCE TO RARE PUBLISHER'S ADVANCE COPY for the first edition, first printing, of Robert Nathan's major novel "Portrait of Jennie", SIGNED BY ROBERT NATHAN on the half-title where Nathan has inscribed the book as follows: "For Michael Druck. (I [underscored] / haven't even got one of these [underscored] // Robert Nathan // Los Angeles 1978" (rubbing to the spine edges and to the wrapper edges, tiny tear to the rear wrapper's bottom edge); one of this American novelist and poet's two most notable works (the other being "The Bishop's Wife" - Bobbs-Merrill, 1928), and his most successful work, "Portrait of Jennie" centers on a Depression-Era painter and the woman he is painting, which woman is slipping through time. Considered a masterpiece of Fantasy Fiction, the book provided the basis for the 1948 fantasy film directed by William Dieterle, produced by David O. Selznick, and starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish. Science Fiction writer and editor Judith Merril described the book as "one of the most durable successes in the fantasy business," and Ray Bradbury wrote that the novel ".touched and frightened me when I was twenty-four. Now, once more, it touches and frightens." Advance copies of the novel are quite scarce -- as noted in his inscription to this volume, even Robert Nathan did not have a copy -- signed copies of the novel in any format are quite scarce as well, and signed copies of this Publisher's Advance copy are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Very Good + copy of the QUITE SCARCE PUBLISHER'S ADVANCE COPY, SIGNED BY ROBERT NATHAN. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE TO RARE. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Portrait of Jennie [Signed Advance Copy]
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1940
Binding: Wrappers
Book Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First edition.

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