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National Book Award

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The National Book Awards were established in 1936 by the American Booksellers Association, abandoned during World War II, and re-established by three book industry organizations in 1950. Non-U.S. authors and publishers were eligible for the pre-war awards. Now they are presented to U.S. authors for books published in the United States roughly during the award year.

Modern Lit: Fiction:Award Winning Books and Authors:National Book Award

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...<b>The Wapshot Chronicle  </b><br>, Cheever, John
1 Cheever, John ...The Wapshot Chronicle

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 307 pages.
 
Author's First Novel, and Third Book following two short story collections. Winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1958. Number 63 on the list of top 100 20th century books from the Modern Library.

His main themes include the duality of human nature: sometimes dramatized as the disparity between a character's decorous social persona and inner corruption, and sometimes as a conflict between two characters (often brothers) who embody the salient aspects of both light and dark, flesh and spirit.

Many of his works also express a nostalgia for a vanishing way of life (as evoked by the mythical St. Botolphs in the Wapshot novels), characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community, as opposed to the alienating nomadism of modern suburbia.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve with light sun-fading on the spine.

Points: The true first edition carries FIRST EDITION and B-G (February 1957) on copyright page. The book is light green cloth with yellow and red lettering on a black spine. The jacket carries a price of $3.50 on the upper front flap, and blurbs by the following authors on the back: Jean Stafford, Francis Steegmuller, and Robert Penn Warren.

REF: BSC; McBride; Allen, 171; Bruccoll , 71.
 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>Gone With The Wind  </b><br>, Mitchell, Margaret
2 Mitchell, Margaret ...Gone With The Wind

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949 65th Printing.
 Hardcover.
 
Margaret Mitchell was an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937.

65th Printing. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with rubs to spine edges and corners. Lacking dust jacket.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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