New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1935. First Edition. Novel set in a Louisiana steamboat town, featuring a prostitute protagonist who takes a pair of youths under her protective wing and moves them to New York, where they accomplish (and ultimately suffer) more than they ever thought was possible. Basis for the Oscar-nominated 1936 film of the same name, directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Gladys George, John Howard, Arline Judge, and Harry Carey. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; blue-gray topstain; dustjacket; 292, pp. Minor rubbing to covers, with pinpoint wear gilt lettering at base of spine; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), lightly edge-rubbed and gently spine sunned, with a few short tears, and a few small nicks to spine ends; Very Good+.