"There was only one bench in the shade and Converse went for it, although it was already occupied": First Edition of Dog Soldiers; Signed by Robert Stone
Item Number: 37016
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974.
First edition of the author’s National Book Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily signed by the author on the title page as follows, “There was only one bench in the shade and Converse went for it, although it was already occupied. Robert Stone.” The inscription is from the first line of this novel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique example.
''Compulsively readable . . . As forcefully as any novel one can think of, this novel conveys the cynicism, the terror, and the appetite for new experiences that have marked recent years" (New Yorker). Time magazine included it in its list of 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. It was adapted into the 1978 film Who'll Stop the Rain starring Nick Nolte, from a script that Stone co-wrote.