Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith
Date Published: 1929
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 44582
Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 black cloth over illustrated boards with a paper label on the backstrip. Publisher's black top stain. Black endpapers. Near fine
The first of Ward's six wordless novels that is told exclusively through 144 striking woodcut illustrations. Lynd Ward was not only a talented printmaker, but he was a socially-conscious storyteller as well. "Gods' Man," a modern morality play, was the work that built his reputation. It depicts the deadly bargaining of the soul that a struggling young artist is willing to make.