Upton Sinclair's Oil! A Romance of the Oil Fields; in the rare original dust jacket
Oil! A Romance of the Oil Fields.
Item Number: 95878
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927.
Early printing of Upton Sinclair’s social and political satire and the basis for the film There Will be Blood starring Daniel Day Lewis. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine just jacket with one small chip to the rear panel. A nice example.
This sweeping panorama of Southern California provides a tremendously absorbing portrait of the early tycoons of the American oil industry through the eyes of Bunny Ross, son of a genial independent oil operator. "A splendid, honest, clean attempt at a real interpretation of our age" (Walter Prichard Eaton). The story served as the primary inspiration for the 2007 film There Will Be Blood, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano.