A Rage To Live

By: O'Hara, John

Price: $325.00

Quantity: 1 available


From the recent auction of the Donald S. Olsen collection--with the auction tag tipped in. A handsome copy that originally belonged to fellow author Donald Ogden Stewart--with Stewart's signature and address in Santa Monica on the front free endpaper--along with his notes as to date of purchase and date of reading. Stewart was friends with Hemingway and was the model for character Bill Gorton in "The Sun Also Rises". Stewart was more successful as a screenwriter--with such works as "The Prisoner of Zenda" "Life With Father", and his Oscar award winning screenplay "The Philadelphia Story" in 1940. The two authors certainly must have known each other through Hollywood connections--although this copy is not signed by O'Hara. Black cloth boards with gilt and red lettering to the front board and spine--"First Printing" on copyright page as called for. Very good with light rubbing and edgewear--the title on the spine is lightly faded. A bit of foxing to the endpapers and some dustiness to the page edges. The dustjacket is superb with only a tiny bit of shallow chipping to the crown of the spine--otherwise a fine bright dustjacket. Provenance through Nick Adams books--with the original paperwork noting the copy belonged to Stewart.

Title: A Rage To Live

Author Name: O'Hara, John

Categories: Best of The Best (Modern Fiction Classics), John O'Hara,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1949

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: cfe13170

Keywords: FICTION