Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. / The Riverside Press
Date Published: 1946
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 33381
464pp. Octavo [21 cm] Tan cloth covered boards with red ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The spine ends and edges of the covers are ever so slightly bumped. Minor spine lean. Small scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. There is a bookseller's tiny label on the front free endsheet. Tanned pages. About five pages have marginalia and underlining in pencil. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Age-toned. Rubbed, creased and mildly soiled. The spine of the jacket is ever so slightly faded. The edges are heavily chipped, and there are numerous closed tears along the edges and folds. The longest closed tear measures 2 and 1/2 inches long. Faint numerical notation on the rear panel.
From the dust jacket- "Mrs. McWilliams biography fills a neglected corner in the field of American letters. The result of a full knowledge and understanding of the controversial episodes of Hearn's career, with a sensitive appreciation of his qualities as man and writer, it is a vivid re-creation of an extraordinary, complex personality, one of the strangest life stories that the history of authorship affords."