Item #TW015a From Death to Morning. Thomas Wolfe.

From Death to Morning

Price: $300.00

Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. 1st Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition, first printing. Publisher's red-brown cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket with a red-orange gradient to the front panel. About fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, and some very minor toning to edges of boards and pages; very good unclipped dust jacket, with some light edgewear, shallow chipping to the spine ends, a few light surface marks, and a hint of toning to spine. Overall, a sharp and attractive copy. From Death to Morning is a collection of fourteen short stories by Thomas Wolfe, including "The Face of the War," "The Bums at Sunset," "Only the Dead Know Brooklyn," and "The Web of Earth," among others. Although he had previously published Look Homeward, Angel (1929) and Of Time and the River (1935), this volume represents Wolfe's first anthology of shorter texts. As the dust jacket notes, "These stories reveal in Mr. Wolfe qualities as a writer unsuspected by the thousands who have read his longer works" since "they show what perfection he can achieve within a restricted compass." Although it was only his third published volume, From Death to Morning was also one of the last to be published before the author's death in 1938 at the age of 37. Item #TW015a