First Edition of James Dickey's Deliverance; Signed by Him
Item Number: 77019
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970.
First edition of Dickey’s first and most famous novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by James Dickey on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Paul Bacon Studios. A superior example.
James Dickey’s first novel Deliverance “is a thriller— or, more strictly, a suspense story— that transcends its genre… Dickey writes in a neat, terse, matter-of-fact prose, level in pitch and perfectly suited” to this harrowing tale of four businessmen on a canoe trip (New Yorker). Basis for the 1972 Oscar-nominated film by John Boorman. Yaakov & Greenfieldt, 179. It was chosen by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century.