New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. 277 pp. Octavo [21.5 cm]. 1/4 black and tan boards with red and gold printing on spine; tight, square, and clean, with only a bit of wear at edges and corners of the boards. The dust jacket has two small losses at the head of the spine near the folds, rubbing/creasing/nicking along edges and folds, and dampstaining to rear panel. Overall still bright and solid. Very good / good +. Item #42089
Second published work from the literary icon; the story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society. The character of Jack Burns turns up in the later Abbey novels "The Monkey Wrench Gang," "Good News," and "Hayduke Lives!" This book was the basis for the film "Lonely Are the Brave" starring Kirk Douglas.