Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Reid, Charles. 1st. Hardcover. First Thus, Limited Edition SIGNED by the author. 8vo. 733pp. Color illustrations by Charles Reid. Brown leather covered boards; gilt illustrations to boards and spine; raised bands and gilt titles to the spine; all edges gilt; orange textured end papers; original ribbon. All edges neat and clean. Fine. Item #17575
"The first of my books to acheieve wide recognition, The Big Rock Candy Mountain, was an attempt to capture in the experiences of a single family the social and psychological consequences of the ending of the frontier and the pinching out of the American Dream. Of all my novels, it is the most deeply rooted in history and sociology." - Forword.