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BY LOVE POSSESSED by James Gould Cozzens /20th CY. /1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------------BY LOVE POSSESSED by James Gould Cozzens. By Love Possessed has a baroque, almost arcane style and features views of race, religion, and homosexuality that are quite uncomfortable in today's age. Cozzens' novel covers 49 hours in the life of Arthur Winner Jr., a small-town Pennsylvania lawyer who has prided himself for living his life according to a strict regimen of reason and yet finds all those around him seemingly throwing their lives away to emotion. Rape, suicide, jealousy, and greed mark the behavior of his friends and relatives, much to his consternation. Not until the end, when a deep secret is revealed, does Arthur Winner realise that an emotional reaction is sometimes the only recourse to an unreasonable situation; indeed, it may be a neccessary reaction. Because of its style and conservative stance, its title and small-town setting led readers to assume that it was another Peyton Place (which it replaced at #1). But it IS a very influential book (just read anything by Scott Turow), and a must read for those who want to understand the mindset of the middle-class American male in the mid-20th century. Though physically limited to its time frame, the novel's use of flashbacks broadens the panorama. Literary scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli contends that Cozzens is one of the century's ten great American novelists. Believe him. This is the softcover stated Crest First Edition from October 1959. Other than pp.366-367 need reinforcement (glued binding), both the cover and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.(see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid soon for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. ALL OF MY LISTINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN AUCTION!! NAME THE REASONABLE PRICE YOU WANT TO PAY WHEN YOU CLICK BEST OFFER AND CHANCES ARE THE ITEM WILL BE YOURS--IMMEDIATELY!! NO WAITING FOR AN AUCTION TO END!! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WANT TO SEE MORE?? FOR EXTRA-SPECIAL SAVINGS GO TO: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN for BOOKS THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC IN ALL GENRES AND FORMATS (lps, 45s, 78s, and cassettes) ASSORTED RARE CURIOSITIES EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!! (NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! (EVEN THE OCCASIONAL UNREASONABLE OFFER) Be sure to add me to your favorites list 032308
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