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New York: Harper & Bros, 1911. First edition First edition. First state with erratum p.22:30 ('is'); first issue binding with 'Theodore Drieser' at tail of spine. The gilt titling on the front cloth is bright; spine darkened, vintage bookplate front pastedown A very nice, clean, tight copy. Dreiser's classic novel of a destitute young woman who, working as a hotel maid, meets a Senator who becomes infatuated with her. She is impregnated but he dies before they can marry. She later finds work as a lady's maid in Cleveland, falls in love with the wealthy son but, due to society's disapprobation, they cannot marry. Basis for the 1933 film starring Sylvia Sydney, Mary Astor and Edward Arnold. Near Fine Hardcover (Item ID: 616)


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