Summer Is Ended. RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE, John HERRMANN.

Summer Is Ended

New York: Covici-Friede, Publishers, 1932. First Edition. Scarce second novel by the Michigan-born author, set in Lansing and Detroit, and chronicling the life of a working-class Michigan girl in middle-class society. Herrmann lived in Paris in the 1920's, where he was part of the famous expatriate circle of American writers, including his first wife, Josephine Herbst. Ernest Hemingway, a friend of Herrmann's from his Paris years, wrote a favorable assessment of the novel in Contact (October, 1932). HANNA 1699; ANDREWS (Michigan in Literature), p.211. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); pale green and gray cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 286,[2]pp. Hint of a forward lean, else Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), edgeworn, sunned at spine and panels, with several losses to spine ends and corners, and numerous tears, including two long ones on front panel mended with paper-tape on verso, and a dozen remnants of cello-tape removed at same; Good to Very Good, though substantially complete example.

Price: $450.00

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