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.

Octavo (book size 19.5x13.5cm), pp. [4] 315 [1]. In publisher’s green and grey buckram, with spine lettered in lite green, top edge tinted green, fore-edge trimmed, lower edge untrimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘7s. 6d. net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, some spotting to fore-edge and marks to top edge tint, in very good jacket, toned, wear to spine ends and folds, some stains to rear panel and upper edges of flaps, short closed tears to upper edge of front panel.   Ref: 105752   Price: HK$ 4,500