Tales of Mean Streets

Morrison, Arthur; Mencken, H. L.(preface)

Editorial: Modern Library, 1921
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Navy buckram covers have very mild wear to edges with slightly bumped corners and light rubbing. Spine is lightly creased. Binding is very secure. Pages of text are clean, lightly toned and free of markings. ***We ship daily. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.***. N° de ref. de la librería

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Título: Tales of Mean Streets
Editorial: Modern Library
Año de publicación: 1921
Encuadernación: Soft Cover
Condición del libro: Good

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Morrison, Arthur; Mencken, H. L. (Preface)
Editorial: Boni & Liveright, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A. (1921)
Usado Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
REO Et Cetera
(Groton, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Boni & Liveright, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1921. Faux Leather. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Reprint. A reprint of the 1894 collection of short stories by English author Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) who as a boy lived the sordid type of life in London's East End that is vividly portrayed in this book. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956), wrote the preface. Mencken was the most influential U.S. literary critic of the 1920s, an internationally known columnist for the "Baltimore Sun," editor of the "Smart Set," and founder/editor of "American Mercury," all platforms for his antagonistic views on such diverse subjects as organized religion, business, and the middle class ("the booboisie"). He praises this book as "a sound and discreet piece of writing, with people in it who were fully alive; there was also a sort of news in it, and even a touch of the truculent. What the news uncovered was something near and yet scarcely known or even suspected: the amazing life of the London East End, the sewer of England and of Christendom; Morrison not only created plausible characters, but lighted up the whole dark scene behind them." See photographs for the titles of the 13 stories that are found in the book's unmarked, clean, toned 251 pages. The front cover has the publisher's logo in gilt, the spine shows the title, author and publisher in gilt lettering over the limp leatherette cover, and the top page edges are stained in a matching brown. Illustrated end papers. Modest shelf wear on the edges, more pronounced at the spine heel and crown. This book is the Victorian precursor to books by 20th century American writers such as Theodore Drieser, ("Sister Carrie" in 1900 had similar themes), Sinclair Lewis, ("Main Street" in 1920 spoke out against capitalism and materialism), and Piri Thomas, ("Down These Mean Streets" in 1967 describes horrors of life growing up in the Latino section of Harlem). Probable first edition, unstated. Nº de ref. de la librería 003684

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