Welcome to Hard Times - Signed - E. L. Doctorow 1960 - Simon and Schuster, New York - First Edition A signed first edition of E. L. Doctorow’s debut novel, a searing allegory of frontier life.

‘Perhaps the primary theme of the novel is that evil can only be resisted psychically: when the rational controls that order man’s existence slacken, destruction comes. Conrad said it best in “
Heart of Darkness,” but Mr. Doctorow has said it impressively. His book is taut and dramatic, exciting and successfully symbolic.’ – Wirt Williams, New York Times.

‘A forceful, credible story of cowardice and evil.’ –
The Washington Post..

The basis for the 1967 movie of the same name starring Henry Fonda.
  Octavo (book size 20.9x14.5cm), pp. [8] 180 [4]. In publishers natural beige cloth over orange paper covered boards, spine lettered and decorated in black, with matching lettering and decoration to front board, top edge tinted orange. Dust jacket priced ‘$3.50’ to lower corner of front panel.   Condition: Near fine, with the usual toning to poor paper stock and to spine, in near fine dust jacket, some toning along top edge, and little fading of author s name to spine, light rubbing to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 111072   Price: HK$ 8,000