Item #02029 Lie Down In Darkness. William STYRON.
Lie Down In Darkness

Lie Down In Darkness

Indianapolis - New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Item #02029

First Edition
Of the Author's First Novel

STYRON, William. Lie Down In Darkness. Indianapolis - New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951.

First edition, first printing. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 5/8 in; 209 x 143 mm). 400 pp.

Publisher's original olive cloth, gilt lettered. Pictorial blue dust jacket. A tight, bright copy in a near fine dust jacket.

Styron’s first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, set in his native tidewater Virginia, tells of a young woman from a loveless middle-class family who fights unsuccessfully for her sanity before committing suicide.

William Clark Styron Jr. (1925-2006) was an American novelist and essayist noted for his treatment of tragic themes and his use of a rich, classical prose style. He won major literary awards for his work.

Price: $350.00

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