The Wild Palms - William Faulkner 1939 - Chatto & Windus, London - First English Edition [same year as the First American Edition] A combination of two interwoven stories, The Wild Palms and Old Man. Later published as If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.

‘In New Orleans in 1937, a man and a woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In Mississippi ten years earlier, a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his own chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman. From these separate stories Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a novel in which elemental danger is juxtaposed wiht fatal injuries of the spirit.’ [from a later edition]
  ‘His prose style is all his own, often sensuously alert, evocative, graceful.’ - Daily Telegraph.
‘Lays to rest any doubts that Faulkner could write a powerful love story.’ -
Washington Post
‘There is an extraordinary vigor and power in his writing, a feverish urge toward description in which words combine in a dense web of meaning’ - Chicago Tribune.

8vo. pp. [4] 315 [1].
  Condition: Very good plus, spotting to foredge and to green top edge, in very good jacket, toned, marks to rear panel, rubbing to spine ends, 5mm closed tear to top edge of front panel.   Ref: 105752   Price: HK$ 8,000