Item #13733 The Red Pony. John Steinbeck.
The Red Pony

The Red Pony

NY: Viking Press, 1945. Dennis Wesley. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover_cloth. 6.63"x9.5" 131 pps. First illustrated edition. Khaki boards w/paste-down on a red pony on front inside dk green frame. Dk. green title block on spine with gilt letters. Herd of horses running scene in color as paste downs. This edition is produced in full compliance with all war production board conservation orders. The water-color illustrations are reproduced by four-color process offset lithography. Set in monotype Emerson and Bernhard modern types by Westcott & Thomson. Printed in USA by Zeese-Wilkinson Company and bound by H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Company. Spine straight, binding tight. Few soil spots to boards. Few marks throughout. Not x-library. No slip-case. Originally published in 1933 by Pascal Covici. Collectible - VeryGood. Item #13733

Written at a time of profound anxiety caused by the illness of his mother, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit and the contradictory desire for acceptance of early adolescence. Unlike most coming-of-age stories, the cycle does not end with a hero "matured" by circumstances. As John Seelye writes in his introduction, reversing common interpretations, The Red Pony is imbued with a sense of loss. Jody's encounters with birth and death express a common theme in Steinbeck's fiction: They are parts of the ongoing process of life, "resolving" nothing. The Red Pony was central not only to Steinbeck's emergence as a major American novelist but to the shaping of a distinctly...Source: Publisher.

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