“WHOEVER SAID LOVE CONQUERS ALL WAS A FOOL. BECAUSE ALMOST EVERYTHING CONQUERS LOVE - OR TRIES TO”: FIRST EDITION OF EDNA FERBER'S CLASSIC WORK GIANT; SIGNED BY HER
Item Number: 72068
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952.
First edition of this “powerful story…truly as big as its subject” (Los Angeles Times). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edna Ferber. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Fred McCarroll.
Giant tells the sweeping tale which captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his naive young society wife, Leslie, and three generations of land-rich sons. It was the basis of the classic film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson.