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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., . First Edition Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer's ODYSSEY and Shakespeare's HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle." This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author upon publication on the title page: "For Jack from Thornton/with all his best/Jay Six/April 1938." Jay Six was a ranch in southeast Arizona that Wilder frequented. Two years prior, in 1936, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his older brother Joe had their first paying jobs at the ranch. Alas, THAT Jack was not there in 1938. Tight, crisp copy with the typical mild sunning along the cloth edges; bookplate of someone named Comstock on the front pastedown hidden by the inside dustwrapper flap. The dustwrapper is complete but for a small chip at the heel of the spine affecting the last two letters of "Coward" and "McCann." Other than that there are just a few scrapes to the rear panel and light edgewear. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper (Item ID: 014716)


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