Williamson, Thames.


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New York: Coward McCann Inc., 1929. First American edition. 7-3/4" x 5-1/2". [6], 312, [2, blank] pp. Brown cloth stamped in green with decorative endpapers and black top stain, in orange dust jacket printed in brown and green from a woodcut by Karl S. Woerner. Faint stain to lower margin of beginning few leaves; slight bump to upper corner of some leaves. Dust jacket spine panel faded, with strip missing from crown, affecting title; approx. 1" x 2" chip missing from rear panel, somewhat affecting text; light stain to front panel. Very Good. Good dust jacket.

A proletarian novel about a slow-witted immigrant baker from an unknown Central European country -- "hunky" used to be a slur for emigrants from the Austro-Hungarian empire, primarily Slavs and Hungarians -- who "was only a worker, struggling in the mist of confusion, until by and by a friend rose up on one side of him, and on the other side a girl, and then with blows and sighs and many wonderings he inched beyond the fog and came to see his life as it was meant to be" (from the jacket flap).

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