A Few Figs from Thistles

Hard Cover. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1926. Very Good.

Early printing, publisher's code K-A indicating a publishing date of October 1926. Publisher's ribbed black cloth, lettered in gilt, lacking dust jacket as usual. A very good copy with some wear to spine ends and spine lettering faded, endpapers lightly toned and with a small ink blot to verso of the front free endpaper. A Few Figs from Thistles, a collection of poems and four sonnets, is one of Millay's earlier works and one that contributed to her earning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. The poems are lighthearted in nature and appealed to a wider range of readers than much of her previous work; they express many of Millay's own feminist values and explore female sexuality in a way that, despite its controversy, continued to be a prominent theme in her work.

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Price: $20.00

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