Raintree county book first edition

Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Raintree county is an american version of tolstoys war and peace. In the town of freehaven in raintree county, indiana, the high school class of 1859 poses for a photograph. This is a digitized version of an article from the timess print archive, before. Raintree county rediscovered classics kindle edition. Raintree books closing its doors after 56 years in eustis. Celebrating the legacy of metrogoldwynmayers raintree county 1957, starring legendary actors. Near fine, with some page corners bumped, in a very good dustwrapper with some rubbing to the extremities and a tear at the top of the front panel. F58, first paperback edition and the basis for the. So, yes, this biography of the author of raintree county is strong, and recommended reading for anyone who loved that novel, which is one of my favorites. The biography by larry lockridge, is a powerful scholars look at the life and suicide of his father.

Raintree county was initially published by houghton mifflin in 1948. Includes images and first edition criteria and points of issue to assist collectors in the identification of true first editions. Inscribed by the author opposite the half title quantity available 1 edition first edition binding hardcover publisher houghton, mifflin place of. Concurrently, a book ofthemonth edition was issued. Raintree county doesnt have to be the great american novel to be an american classic and a classic expression of the american dream. Rare autographed early printing of raintree county by ross lockridge jr. Boards, spine, pages and hinges are secure and in good condition.

Raintree county is an encyclopedic, mythological, ecological, mother earth goddess, civil war based novel by ross lockridge, jr. Raintree county by lockridge, ross, jr used books and. For raintree county epic fragment from the free enquirer, july 4, 1892 yes, sir, heres the glorious fourth again. We now pass through the looking glass of the map of raintree county, and we are in the world where for the first time in the book, time no longer exists. Skeleton key to the suicide of my father, ross lockridge. Raintree county by ross lockridge, 1984, arbor house edition, in english raintree county 1984 edition open library. We have highlighted in red the applicable elements that indicate that the example offered in this lot represents an early printing of the first edition, and not a bomc. Find books like raintree county from the worlds largest community of readers.

Raintree county is set in a mythical part of indiana close to where i grew up, in bloomington. Which had no boundaries in time and space, where lurked musical and strange names and mythical and lost peoples, and which was itself only a name musical and strange arbor house library of contemporary americana. It took six years to write after several years of research, runs to 1060. A numberone bestseller when it was first published in 1948, this powerful novel is a compelling vision of 19thcentury america with timeless resonance today. In 1937 he married his high school sweetheart and they had four children.

Houghton mifflin raintree county is a novel by ross lockridge, jr. The raintree book series by multiple authors includes books raintree. In connection with the mgm movie, a paperback was released in 1957 by popular library, and an abridged version by dell. First edition points are details about what a book looked like when it was initially printed as a first edition. There were faux nineteenthcentury wood engravings on the end papers, and a frontispiece locating the town of waycross and the shawmucky river, its meandering course spelling out the initials jws. Can you guess which first edition cover the image above comes from. And now locals must say goodbye to raintree books in eustis, one of the few independently owned bookstores left in lake county. It also provides links to ebay and abebooks that targets searches for a particular book. Yet here on the banks of the shawmucky river, which weaves its primitive course through raintree county, indiana, he also feels and obeys ancient rhythms. Raintree county author lockridge, ross, jr formatbinding with two maps. In 1949, a british hardcover was published by macdonald. He is most noted for raintree county, often considered one of the great american novels. The first authoritative text was the 1994 penguin books paperback edited by larry lockridge. Then the book ofthemonth club made raintree county a main selectionthat is, if lockridge was willing to make some more cuts.

Shade of the raintree the life and death of ross lockridge jr. A web site dedicated to raintree county, the novel. The first edition press run was an extraordinary 50,000 copies, bound in green cloth imprinted with a golden raintree. In the remaining first edition run, the bookofthemonth club edition, and all subsequent printings until 1994, wasnt jesus gods. Ross lockridge, jr raintree county first edition 1949 ebay. Raintree county, the first novel by ross lockridge, jr.

Turns out, shade of the raintree brings the best of both worlds. Suffering from profound, and largely unrecognized, depression, he committed suicide two months after the novels publication. First edition criteria and points to identify raintree county by ross. Raintree county by ross lockridge first edition points. The biography on the back dust jacket containts a third paragraph that refers to the author as having four children. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle. This book contains a collection of stories, remembrances, and photos connected with the book, film, and county.

A numberone bestseller when it was first published in 1948, this powerful novel is a compelling vision of 19thcentury america with timeless resonancemore. I always came here when i was a little girl, owner tish isted. Free searchable database of modern first edition books. The biography on the back dust jacket containts a third paragraph. All first printings seem to have the question wasnt jesus gods. Includes identificaton criteria and points of issue to help collectors identify the original book. Picture of the first edition title page for raintree county. Raintree county 1st edition hardcover 1948 by ross lockridge author 5. Published april 1st 1994 by penguin books first published january 1st 1948.

Raintree county first edition, first state hardcover by lockridge, ross jr by ross jr. And heres our special semicentennial edition of the free enquirer, fifty pages crowded with memories of fifty years since we published the first copy of this newspaper in 1842. Raintree country by ross lockridge jr and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Raintree county, a first novel by ross lockridge, jr. Lockridges only book, an excellent novel set during one day in the life of an indiana school principal, and which manages to convey a sense of a specific time and place that.

Excerpted in life magazine, it was a book ofthemonth club main selection, won mgms novel award and a movie deal, and stood at the top of the nations bestseller lists. Pages can include considerable notesin pen or highlighterbut the notes cannot obscure the text. Be the first to ask a question about skeleton key to the suicide of my father, ross lockridge, jrauthor of raintree county lists with this book this book is not yet featured on listopia. Goodreads members who liked raintree county also liked. Rare 1948 signed raintree county by ross lockridge early. Raintree county is her first limited edition artist book. A maker of oneofakind artist books, lisa occhipinti creates new content from existing books, merging story and time. The question was removed shortly after the first printing. It tells the story of a smalltown midwestern teacher and poet named john shawnessy, who, in his younger days before his service as a union soldier in the civil war, met and married a beautiful southern belle. Raintree county by jr ross signed first edition 1948. For raintree county is not the country of the perishable fact. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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