[Item #24547] Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel. First Published as The Preacher and the Slave. Wallace STEGNER.

Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel. First Published as The Preacher and the Slave

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1969. Reissue; first edition under this title. Octavo (21.5cm). Cloth-backed, cloth-covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 381pp. Tight, fine copy in original dustwrapper, corner-clipped on front flap but with $6.95 price still present; spine sunned but legible, and a few brief nicks and marginal tears, Very Good.

Reissue, under a new title, of Stegner's 1950 biographical novel The Preacher and the Slave, based on the life of legendary I.W.W. organizer and songwriter Joe Hill. The jacket copy makes clear the publisher's intent to market the novel to a new generation of radicalized baby-boomers, no doubt spurring the change in title and the timing of the reissue.

Price: $75.00

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