First Edition of Erskine Caldwell's This Very Earth
This Very Earth.
Item Number: 95897
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948.
First edition of Caldwell’s sensational American tragedy. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the original price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the crown of the spine. Jacket design by Robert Graves.
This Very Earth has a broader social scene than many of Caldwell's previous novels, and its characters move in a more complex world, but the drama, the swift pace, and alternating of light comedy and dark tragedy recall other novels from the author's large body of work.