New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. 277pp. Octavo [21.5 cm.] 1/2 black cloth over tan boards. Very good/Near fine. Jacket has been professionally repaired (tape has been removed from corners of reverse of jacket. A large closed tear has been rebacked with Japanese tissue.) Spine of jacket is lightly faded. Subtle rubbing to backstrip. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase with gilt spine stamp. Item #12153
Second published work from the literary icon. The story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society (a theme Abbey would revisit). The character of Jack Burns would turn up in later Abbey novels; Monkey Wrench Gang, Good News and Hayduke Lives! Basis for the film starring Kirk Douglas titled "Lonely are the Brave"