New York: Farrar Straus & Cudahy, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Basis for the big screen film. Set in New Orleans, the story centers on a naive young man, Dove Linkhorn, who finds himself in a milieu of far more sophisticated women. The novel was most often quoted as the source for Algren's "three rules of life"; "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." Ownership signature, place and date under front flap with a price-clipped jacket. A very good plus copy in a very good dust jacket. Item #ESB10660

Price: $100.00

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