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The Disinherited [Inscribed]
New York: Covici Friede, 1934. Conroy's first novel, cited by Walter Rideout as "one of the relatively few proletarian novels written by a working-class author." After the deaths of his brothers and father in a series of mining accidents, Conroy's protagonist bounces around the country, working an endless string of...
[Item #17574]
Price: $350.00
 
The Disinherited [Inscribed]
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From Flushing to Calvary
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932. First Edition. The second novel in Dahlberg's proletarian trilogy, which includes Bottom Dogs (1929) and Those Who Perish (1934). From Flushing to Calvary paints a realistic picture of slum life around Calvary Cemetary, New York. Though Dahlberg rejected this early work later in...
[Item #18411]
Price: $250.00
 
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Those Who Perish
New York: The John Day Company, 1934. First Edition. The third novel in Dahlberg's proletarian trilogy, which includes Bottom Dogs (1929) and From Flushing to Calvary (1932). Those Who Perish is a psychological novel of American Jews and their reactions to the coming of German Nazism. Though Dahlberg rejected this...
[Item #18412]
Price: $200.00
 
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Bottom Dogs
London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1929. First UK Edition. Dahlberg's first novel, and the first volume in his proletarian trilogy, which includes Those Who Perish (1934) and From Flushing to Calvary (1932). A novel portraying the seamy side of American life through the eyes of a man who spent his early...
[Item #18413]
Price: $150.00
 
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Darkness and Dawn
Boston: Small, Maynard, 1914. Second Printing. Future utopia, in which a cooperative commonwealth is established following a series of catastrophes that destroy most of Earth's population. Originally envisioned as a trilogy (and so published, serially, in Cavalier, 1912-13), the book was brought out in one volume in 1914. BLEILER (Checklist...
[Item #17177]
Price: $75.00
 
Darkness and Dawn
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Young Lonigan: A Boyhood in Chicago Streets
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1932. First Edition. Farrell's first novel, and a high-point of the proletarian genre. Farrell would follow this debut with The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan (1934) and Judgment Day (1935), completing a trilogy which Michael Sadleir called "the most impressive study of degeneration since Zola's...
[Item #18246]
Price: $800.00
 
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Spartacus
New York: By the Author, 1951. Fast's best-known work, self-published due to the unwillingness of mainstream publishers to work with a blacklisted author. Perhaps the most important left-wing novel of the post-war era, praised by Walter Rideout as a demonstration of "...how an already established form, the traditional historical novel...
[Item #20343]
Price: $50.00
 
Spartacus
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Spartacus
New York: By the Author, 1951. Fast's best-known work, self-published due to the unwillingness of mainstream publishers to work with a blacklisted author. Perhaps the most important left-wing novel of the post-war era, praised by Walter Rideout as a demonstration of "...how an already established form, the traditional historical novel...
[Item #20346]
Price: $35.00
 
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Spartacus [Signed]
New York: Howard Fast, 1951. First Edition. In a 1951 pre-publication letter, Fast explained that when his publisher at Little, Brown and Company was forced to resign, the novel 'Spartacus' was thrown out with him. In the coming weeks he found "that no other firm would publish this or any...
[Item #18957]
Price: $600.00
 
Spartacus [Signed]
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Judios Sin Dinero [Jews Without Money]
Madrid: Editorial Fenix, 1933. Second Spanish Edition. Spanish-language edition of Gold's classic portrayal of Jewish life in Manhattan's Lower East Side. First published in the US in 1929; the first Spanish edition followed in 1930 (Madrid: Cenit); the current edition is uncommon, with fewer than 5 holdings in North America...
[Item #19997]
Price: $125.00
 
Judios Sin Dinero [Jews Without Money]
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The Road
New York: Red Star Press, 1933. Second Printing. Socialist romance, described by Rideout as the "...only radical novel published in the thirties which was deliberately written as a romance...even to its stilted prose, an unrepresentative anachronism." Spiro/Marlen, a one-time leader of the Trotskyist Communist League of America, was also the...
[Item #14587]
Price: $75.00
 
The Road
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The Chute
New York: Viking Press, 1937. First Edition. Presentable copy of Halper's most straightforwardly radical novel, written after his decided move to the Left following negative responses by leftist critics to his first two novels. HANNA 1548. RIDEOUT p.298. Octavo (21.5cm). Original tan cloth, red topstain, 558pp; dustjacket. Slight lean to...
[Item #14533]
Price: $50.00