Angle of Repose. By Wallace Stegner. First Edition, First Printing. Doubleday. New York, 1971.

$360.00

Novelist, environmentalist, and historian Wallace Stegner produced a collection of texts that capture the essence of the mythological American West like no author before him. Often referred to as the Dean of Western Writers, Stegner’s classics are wrought with the generational hopes, misconceptions, and dreams associated with American westward expansion and rural life. In turn, Stegner was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972 and the National Book Award in 1977. Angle of Repose is without question his most celebrated work. Narrated by the fictional historian Lyman Ward, the novel describes four generations of Ward’s family and their experiences moving westward. The work draws heavily from Mary Hallock Foote’s letters–to a degree sometimes criticized by scholars. Yet, according to Stegner, the work is primarily “a novel about Time, as much as anything–about people who live through time, who believe in both a past and a future” (front flap). No modern western collection is complete without Angle of Repose.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original full green cloth boards, near fine with only minor fading. Text block near fine, only former owner’s signature to front endpaper. Stated first edition with gutter code M4 to the last page of text. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor rubbing, some chips and minor closed tears to edges, and price clipped.

A very good first edition of Stegner’s classic, Angle of Repose.

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Angle of Repose. By Wallace Stegner. First Edition, First Printing. Doubleday. New York, 1971.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in