Hard Cover. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing in second state dust jacket, price intact. Publisher's dark blue cloth, stamped in orange; original salmon dust jacket, front panel and spine ruled in black and red, lettered in black. Near fine book, with small mark to spine label, light spotting to fore edge of text block, previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, and previous owner’s inscription to front pastedown; very good dust jacket with light toning and some light marks to spine, a touch of soiling to front panel, chips to top right of front panel, lower corners, and fore edge of front panel, some chipping and light creasing along top edge of rear panel, small chip to spine affecting the “D” and “O” in “DODSWORTH,” and a bit of chipping to spine ends. Overall, a pleasing and presentable copy in its scarce original dust jacket. Pastore 15. One of Lewis's most acclaimed novels, Dodsworth tells the story of American automobile manufacturer Sam Dodsworth's retirement and subsequent travels through Europe with his wife Fran. The text is largely comprised of the Dodsworths’ reactions to and interpretations of the differences between European and American culture, intellect, and society. Notably, Lewis wrote Dodsworth at the height of his literary career and just before becoming the first American author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Indeed, bibliographer Stephen A. Pastore praises Dodsworth as "Lewis at his finest."