Skip to content

REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE

REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE

Click for full-size.

REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE

by McCULLERS, Carson

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Covers soiled and worn, lacking the dustwrapper. Good in a Fine custom morocco-backed clamshell box
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, United States
Item Price
SGD 25,867.50
Or just SGD 25,839.91 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
SGD 11.04 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 10 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Covers soiled and worn, lacking the dustwrapper. Good in a Fine custom morocco-backed clamshell box. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author for George [Davis] "Who is my Best and Campiest Friend-- /And who, also, is the first/person to really take to this book-/You have helped me and/encouraged me in all ways/that were in your power-/And you know that I love you./Carson." Davis, a magazine editor who later married Lotte Lenya, made his house in Brooklyn into something of an artists colony serving as a home at various times for McCullers, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Paul Bowles, Gypsy Rose Lee, and others. Davis discovered the manuscript for REFLECTIONS, which according to Virginia Spencer Carr in THE LONELY HUNTER: A BIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS, lay dormant in a dresser drawer for almost a year (page 99), and urged McCullers to let his magazine, Harper's Bazaar, publish it. The author's inscription clearly shows her gratitude to Davis for his instrumental role in getting this, the twenty-four year old's second book, published. Made into a film in 1967 starring Marlon Brando. A magnificent association copy.

Synopsis

A new trade paperback edition of McCullers' second novel, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, immortalized by the 1967 film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, and John Houston. Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS tells the story of Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon, a charming womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious wife, Leonora. Upon the novel's publication in 1941, reviewers were unsure of what to make of its relatively scandalous subject matter. But a critic for Time Magazine wrote, "In almost any hands, such material would yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama. But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity, insight, and a rare gift of phrase." Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collapse, her second novel deals with her trademark themes of alienation and unfulfilled loves.

Reviews

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
002947
Title
REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE
Author
McCULLERS, Carson
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Covers soiled and worn, lacking the dustwrapper. Good in a Fine custom morocco-backed clamshell box
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1941
Keywords
Association Copy, Rare, Signed, Modern First Editions, Women's Literature, Inscribed, Movie Fiction, Southern Literature, Modern Firsts
Bookseller catalogs
Association Copy;

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

About the Seller

Charles Agvent

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2003
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Ask Seller a Question

About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Association Copy
An association copy is a copy of a book which has been signed and inscribed by the author for a personal friend, colleague, or...
Clamshell Box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
Dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...

This Book’s Categories

tracking-