Welty, Eudora (Author); Ford, Richard (Author/Editor) & Kreyling, Michael (Editor). A CURTAIN OF GREEN AND OTHER STORIES, THE WIDE NET AND OTHER STORIES, THE GOLDEN APPLES, THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN AND OTHER STORIES, OTHER STORIES, SELECTED ESSAYS, ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS: STORIES, ESSAYS, MEMOIR. New York City, NY: Library Of America, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 985 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of the author's short stories, essays, and memoir. The First Slipcased Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a Slipcased Edition for distribution to libraries and LOA subscribers only. None of the copies were sold to the public. The Slipcased Edition has the same ISBN as the regular trade edition. The Slipcased Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production: Regular-sized volume format. Text by Eudora Welty edited and annotated by Richard Ford, the great American novelist, and Michael Kreyling. Cream hard board slipcase. Printed to absolutely the highest standards on acid-free paper, utilizing sewn binding, closely woven rayon cloth boards, satin bound-in ribbon marker, and a page layout that is both readable and elegant. The book is guaranteed to last for several generations of readers and collectors (despite frequent and regular use, the estimated life span of Library of America Editions is 1000 years; un-used, they will last forever). Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents, in one comprehensive, fulfilling, and elegant volume, Eudora Welty's greatest achievement, her short stories and memoir, "One Writer's Beginnings", with previously uncollected stories and essays added to enhance and complete the picture. They are meticulously edited and annotated by Richard Ford and Michael Kreyling. "These stories demonstrate Eudora Welty's talent for writing from diverse points-of-view with a vision that is always humanizing, uncannily objective, and never angry" (Publisher's blurb). The juxtaposition of Welty's stories with her ground-breaking memoir, "One Writer's Beginnings", shows how closely Welty's own personal life hewed to those of her indelible characters'. A "must-have" edition for Eudora Welty collectors. This edition is now highly collectible. The First Slipcased Edition was distributed to libraries and LOA subscribers only. None of the copies were sold to the public. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Library of America Slipcased Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LIBRARY OF AMERICA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1883011558. $100.00

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