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Brown Girl, Brownstones. by  Paule Marshall - Signed First Edition - 1959 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 128761)

Brown Girl, Brownstones.

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Brown Girl, Brownstones.

by Marshall, Paule

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New York: Random House, 1959. First edition of Marshall's classic coming-of-age tale and a vivid portrait of one family's struggle to achieve the American Dream. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "To Norma McEwen from Paule Marshall 1959." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John O'Hara Cosgrove II. Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, Brown Girl, Brownstones is the enduring story of a most extraordinary young woman. Selina Boyce, the daughter of Barbadian immigrants, is caught between the struggles of her hard-working, ambitious mother, who wants to "buy house" and educate her daughters, and her father, who longs to return to the land in Barbados. Selina seeks to define her own identity and values as she struggles to surmount the racism and poverty that surround her.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
128761
Title
Brown Girl, Brownstones.
Author
Marshall, Paule
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1959
Keywords
Brown Girl, Brownstones First Edition, Paule Marshall First Edition Signed

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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Cloth
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jacket
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octavo
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fine
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inscribed
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