Sapphira and the Slave Girl.

“All Southern women wished of their menfolk was simply to be like Paris handsome and like Hector brave": Signed Limited edition of Willia Cather's Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Sapphira and the Slave Girl.

CATHER, Willa.

$650.00

Item Number: 86244

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.

Signed limited first edition of Cather’s final novel, number 219 of only 520 copies. Octavo, original half gilt-stamped green cloth, top edge gilt. Fine in the original dust jacket, with the original slipcase, which are in near fine condition. A very sharp example.

Willa Cather’s “last novel is a tour de force of narrative, returning once again to history as a series of tales told and tales remembered. A pre-Civil War novel set in the Virginia of Cather’s early childhood, Sapphira and the Slave Girl intertwines the escape narrative of an enslaved African American, with the imperious, proud, and vengeful mistress of the house” (Modern American Women Writers, 45).

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