Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket; The first printing was the previous month. Rebound in a library binding of blue buckram, with a bit of the original cloth spine tipped on. A bookplate from the Northeastern University Library, Boston. 380 pages, retaining its original purple endpapers. 8x5 inches, in great condition, with a solid binding that could be dropped from 500 feet and it would still retain its integrity. The original binding, with its paper covered boards, was fragile.
Edition First US Edition; Fourth Printing
Publisher New York Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith March,1931
Seller ID 336
Ex-Library; 8vo; According to Wikipedia, Sanctuary, a novel by the American author William Faulkner, is considered one of his more controversial, given its theme of rape. First published in 1931, it was Faulkner's commercial and critical breakthrough, establishing his literary reputation. Faulkner claimed it was a "pot-boiler" written purely for profit, but this has been debated by scholars and Faulkner's own personal friends. In 1933, it was adapted for the movie The Story of Temple Drake, but with all references to corncobs removed to comply with the Production Code and with Popeye renamed "Trigger" for copyright reasons. The novel is set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County (Mississippi) and takes place in May/June 1929.