I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

"I  never promise lies and the rose-garden world of perfection is a lie, and a bore too": First Edition of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden; Lengthily Signed by the Author

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

GREEN, Hannah [Joanne Greenberg].

$1,500.00

Item Number: 106831

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.

First edition of the author’s semi-autobiographical modern classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily signed by the author as Joanne Greenberg and her pseudonym “Hannah Green”, as follows, “I  never promise lies and the rose-garden world of perfection is a lie, and a bore too.” “Hannah Green” Joanne Greenberg.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. An exceptional inscription.

Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen-year-old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world. With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist. As Deborah struggles toward the possibility of the "normal" life she and her family hope for, the reader is inexorably drawn into her private suffering and deep determination to confront her demons. "A rare and wonderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind" (Chicago Tribune). It is the basis for the 1977 film starring Bibi Andersson and Kathleen Quinlan.

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