New York: The Viking Press, 1933. First Edition. "The story of a Georgia dirt farmer who digs holes in his ground for fifteen years, hoping to find gold. The primary occupation indulged by he and his two sons is sex, and outrageous details are given here in a humorous maner" (Coan, p.56). A social and economic study of poor whites, and basis for the 1958 Anthony Mann film starring Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, and Aldo Ray. Scarce state of this major Southern novel, likely issued as an advance copy for distribution to reviewers. HANNA 564. Octavo (19.5cm); publisher's unbound signatures, all edges untrimmed, laid into the casing for the trade binding [casing is only black cloth over boards, without pastedowns]; [iv],303,pp. Scattered foxing to text edges, preliminary and terminal leaves; casing with splits along joints and light external wear; Very Good+.