First Edition of John Dos Passos' Adventures of a Young Man
Adventures of a Young Man.
Dos Passos, John.$175.00
Item Number: 96769
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939.
First edition and advance review copy of the first book in Dos Passos’ District of Columbia Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. With the publisher’s review copy stamp to the front free endpaper dated June 1st 1939. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Much like Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, Adventures of a Young Man tells of a disillusioned young American radical fighting on the side of the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War. The book was, in fact, the outcome of the two authors' 1937 visit to Spain, during which their friendship ended in a heated political quarrel.