ELMER GANTRY. Sinclair LEWIS.

ELMER GANTRY

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1927). First Edition. Hardcover. First state of the binding. Made into a 1960 film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small town America. It won three Academy Awards for Best Actor (Burt Lancaster), Best Supporting Actress (Shirley Jones), and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Richard Brooks). It was also nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, and Best Picture. There is minimal cracking to the rear hinge but the covers are tight and bright; neat owner name and address on the front free endpaper. The dustwrapper is complete with some neat internal restoration and repairs. Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine and uncommon dustwrapper. Item #012379

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