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Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

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Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.

With an introduction by Malcolm Cowley.

Cover design by Laszlo Matulay.

Published by The Viking Press - Compass Books Edition. This is from the thirteenth printing in 1965.



247 pages / 5.1 x 7.75 x .6 inches / 12.8 x 19.6 x 1.3 centimeters


Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...

Some discoloration / small stains to the cover. Fading around the edges. Etc. The back cover (in particular) has discolored.

Name written on first page.

A few pages are creased (the previous owner marked pages of interest by folding them down)


Winesburg, Ohio, written when Anderson was forty, was the book in which he achieved the freshness and rightness of an author who, for the first time, is touching his highest mark. Through the years it has come to be regarded as the best of his works. This is the first completely new edition of the book since its first publication in 1919, reset and re-edited to provide the permanent text of an American classic.

Malcolm Cowley's brilliant and penetrating introduction is a reappraisal of "the only story teller of his generation who left a mark on the style and vision of the generation that followed" and a reinterpretation of Winesburg itself as a unified work rather than a mere collection of stories. "Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Steinbeck, Caldwell, Saroyan, and Henry Miller...each owes an unmistakable debt to Anderson," again to quote Cowley. The general reader also owes him a debt for the intrinsic pleasure of sharing in the lives of people in a small town in a more innocent past; writers of a new generation will find in Winesburg an inspiring guide to the craft of storytelling.

Malcolm Cowley, author of The Literary Situation, Exile's Return, and other works, has edited and done introductions for many books, particularly in the field of American letters, including Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (First Edition), The Portable Hawthorne, and The Portable Faulkner.

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson


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