Easton Press: Sherwood Anderson: Winesburg, Ohio: Godliness: Untold Lie: Terror
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Easton Press: Sherwood Anderson: Winesburg, Ohio: Godliness: Untold Lie: Terror:
Easton Press leather edition ofSherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio," Illustrated byLynn Pritchard, Frontispiece portrait of Sherwood Anderson by Chris Simon, aCOLLECTOR'S edition, one of the EP Short Storyseries, published in 1996. Bound incamel tanleather, the book hasrust French moire silk end leaves, a satin book marker, acid-free paper, Symth-sewn binding, hubbed spine, gold gilding on three edges---in near FINE condition---except for 'imperfections' in gilt on front and back boards---otherwise FINE.Sherwood Anderson, who lived from 1876---1942, was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose from a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio, to become a writer."Winesburg, Ohio" is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio, which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories ofClyde, Ohio. The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque," serving as an introduction. Each of the stories shares a specific character's past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate the town. Stylistically, because of its emphasis on the psychological insights of characters over plot, and plain-spoken prose,the bookis known as one of the earliest works ofModernist literature.The bookwas received well by critics despite some reservations about its moral tone and unconventional storytelling.Thebook isnow considered one of the most influential portraits ofpre-industrialsmall-town life in the United States. In 1998, theModern LibraryrankedWinesburg, Ohio24th on its list of the100 best English-Language novels of the 20th century. 171 pages--- in a GORGEOUS binding! I offer Combined shipping.