New York, NY: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1933. First Edition, Second Issue. Burnt orange cloth over boards with titling in black on the spine. 5.25" x 7.37", 11 - 213, One of 1400 copies printed by HBC after the original publisher, Liveright, suffered financial failure after having printed only 800 copies. The short life of West and his writings were under appreciated during his lifetime, but gained broader appreciation after his death. This novel, considered his best, was turned into three different films. While he was not a stellar student, his ardent efforts at writing brought him into the circle of pre-Beats like William Carlos Williams and F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as paralell career in Hollywood as a script writer. Very good with bumped spine ends, light corner wear, internally clean and well bound. top edge grayed as if faded top stain. / Facsimile dust jacket. Item #3118
"It was cold and damp in the city room the next day, and Miss Lonelyhearts sat at his desk with his hands in his pockets and his legs pressed together." (p 97).