Title: The Robber Bridegroom
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran, Garden City
Publication Date: 1942
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Inscribed by the author in the year of publication
Edition: First edition.
Octavo. cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. The author's first novel, based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm but reset for adult readers in the 1790s of Natchez Trace, Mississippi. In a 1965 interview Welty recalled The Robber Bridegroom: "I had such a good time writing it! I had been working for the WPA or for the Mississippi Advertising Commission . I had to do a lot of reading on the Natchez Trace . Reading these primary sources . fired my imagination. I thought how much like fairy tales all those things were. And so I just sat down and wrote The Robber Bridegroom in a great spurt of pleasure". (Prenshaw, Conversations with Eudora Welty, 24). The result became the model for a new kind of novel, one now recognized as a modern American classic. Endpapers irregularly browned, else fine pictorial dust jacket (faint soiling and edgewear). Bookseller Inventory # 2853
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