This is a fine leather-bound limited edition. Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition 1978. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out, like new. Pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. Printing on archival paper, this is a fine copy. Gold gilt cover design on full leather. Gold gilt page edges with subbed spine. Moire fabric endpapers. Smyth sewn binding tight and straight. Concealed muslin joints. Illustrations by Charles Reid. Attached silk ribbon bookmark.
This classic literary novel is a semi-autobiographical novel by American writer Wallace Stegner. The fictional family in the novel, like Stegner's, frequently moves in search of various financial schemes that never seem to work out. The novel matches some of the locations the Stegner family lived in, including Salt Lake City. The novel's name, Big Rock Candy Mountain, is named after the folk song about a mythical paradise.
In the novel, Bo Mason, along with his wife Elsa and two sons, live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town, the ruthless Bo seeks fortune. The novel portrays 3 decades of the Mason family life's they struggle to survive the rough years of the early 20th century.
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