First Edition of Gore Vidal's The Season of Comfort; Signed by Him
The Season of Comfort.
Item Number: 85898
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc, 1949.
First edition of Vidal’s fourth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal on the dedication page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear.
In Season of Comfort, Gore Vidal descres the growing-up of a brilliant and precocious schoolboy whose parents separate when he is young, and whose mother is portrayed as a 'monster'. A novel based on the emotional conflict centered around a son's urge to sever the pshychological umbilical cord which ties him to a selfish and possessive mother. Completely unsympathetic to his young experiences and inclinations, forever critical of his interests and reactions, she nevertheless appeals to his sympathies and attempts to hold him emotionally.