First Edition of Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit
Item Number: 59041
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock Publishers, 1944.
First edition of Smith’s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips and tape repair. Jacket design by Richard Floethe.
When it was first published in 1944, Strange Fruit sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town.