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 fore-edge 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