Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Ernest Poole
By Tom Congalton
Two words: His Family. The first book to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this is the "franchise" work for this author. If you ever see hoards of book collectors milling around like zombies outside a bookstore, it is almost certainly a bunch of Pulitzer collectors who heard a rumor that the store recently got a copy of this title in jacket. They are almost certain to be disappointed, as it is a book sure to go away quickly. The author wrote a pretty wide range of popular fiction, and we have managed to be able to amuse ourselves with his occasionally outlandish and screwball plots, often clad in attractive jackets with breezy Jazz Age illustrations.
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