A Death in the Family - James Agee 1957 - McDowll, New York - First Edition James Agee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss, reconstructs through the lens of fiction the real-life car accident that claimed his father when James was just six years old.

On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he belives is dying. Follet bids a lingering good-bye to his deeply pious wife, Mary, and drives off into the darkness, little imagining that the death that is soon to occur will be his own.
  James Agee was born in Tennessee in 1909 and graduated from Harvard University. His renowned study of Alabama sharecroppers during the Depression, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men', appeared in 1941. Agee was known for his movie reviews and screenplays, and published a volume of poetry and a novella. He died in 1955, two years before his major work of fiction, A Death in the Family, was published and won the Pulitzer Prize.

References: Penguin Classics, web.
pp. [10] 339 [3] First issue with ‘walking’ for ‘waking’ opening line of page 80.
Publisher’s original blue cloth, titles and decorative motif stamped in silver and green to cover and spine, blue topstain, dust jacket priced at ‘$3.95’ to front flap.
  Condition: Very good, spine and topstain faded, moderate fading to upper edge of boards, in very good plus unclipped dust jacket, minor wear to spine ends and corners, crease to lower rear panel, spine lightly faded.   Ref: 107226   Price: HK$ 1,900