The So Blue Marble
Dorothy B. Hughes

The So Blue Marble

New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, 1940. First edition First edition stated. Hardcover in black cloth stamped in light blue. 240 pp. A tight, near fine copy. lacking the impossibly rare dust wrapper. The author's first novel, now considered a noir mystery classic. "..."The So Blue Marble" is a revelation. It utilzes Hughes' poetic skills to create an overwhelming atmosphere of fear, terror, and suspense surrounded by the high society environment of 1940 New York City. The novel is supersaturated with crisp dialogue, insurrmountably evil characters infused with menace and malice and a fast-paced plot that explores morality and depravity..." (see: Papinchak "Menace and Malice: On Dorothy B. Hughes Debut Novel") Near Fine Hardcover (Item ID: E23029)


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