The Old Glory
Only 1 copies remain
The Old Glory
Released
January 1, 1966
Publisher
Faber & Faber
  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Recommended by Goldsboro Books
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Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Book condition

Near-fine first edition with very slight bruising to spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with slight wear and brusing to spine, and some fading to the red on the spine/on the front cover near spine.



About

In the three plays in The Old Glory--Endecott and the Red Cross; My Kinsman, Major Molineux; and Benito Cereno--the most powerful figure in postwar American poetry confronts the most haunting American fiction writers of the nineteenth century. The result is a mythical, nightmare history of three centuries in America. In Endecott and the Red Cross, Hawthorne's Puritan governor, horrified by his colony's high living, declares, "Everything in America will be Bible, blood and iron. / England will no longer exist." The other two plays, based on Hawthorne's My Kinsman, Major Molineux and Melville's Benito Cereno, take up the themes of parricide and independence: one in Boston on the eve of the Revolutionary War, the other on a merchant ship in the Caribbean in the early nineteenth century.

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