The Sign of Jonas.

First Edition of Thomas Merton's The Sign of Jonas

The Sign of Jonas.

MERTON, Thomas.


Item Number: 114587

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953.

First edition of the daily journal of American Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.

In 1941, a brilliant, good-looking young man decided to give up a promising literary career in New York to enter a monastery in Kentucky, from where he proceeded to become one of the most influential writers of this century. Thomas Merton's daily journal, the Sign of Jonas depicts the brilliant writer's daily life; it is both an absorbing story and deep source of spiritual refreshment.

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