THE DAY OF THE LOCUST. Nathanael West.


New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Hardcover. Rebound in full red morocco imitating the artwork of the original dust jacket that features a contemporary film projector with a ribbon of film that contains the author's name, and two critics' comments on the book; Dashiell Hammett and Dorothy Parker. The celebrated 1939 novel about the Great Depression, set in Hollywood, its over-arching themes dealing with the alienation and desperation of a broad group of odd individuals who exist at the fringes of the movie industry. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Day of the Locust #73 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Time magazine included the novel in its list of 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. A near fine copy in a fine binding. Item #14494

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