Ship of Fools [Signed]. Katherine Anne Porter.
Ship of Fools [Signed]
Ship of Fools [Signed]
Ship of Fools [Signed]
Ship of Fools [Signed]

Ship of Fools [Signed]

Boston: Little, Brown and Company [Atlantic Monthly Press], 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (some shelf wear to the board bottoms), in a Near Fine dust jacket (small push to the front panel to the left of the "P" in the author's name, vertical mark to the front panel's right margin), SIGNED BY KATHERINE ANNE PORTER on the half-title page; Katherine Anne Porter's DEBUT (and only) NOVEL, a work that Porter based on her journal of a 1931 sea voyage she had taken with a disparate group of people (including Germans, a Swiss family, Mexicans, Americans, Spaniards, a group of Cuban medical students, and a Swede) from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to Germany where Porter was headed to study on a Guggenheim Fellowship. The novel, which Porter began writing in 1940 and took 22 years to complete, was based on the people Porter met during her trip, and was the best-selling book of 1962. The tale provided the basis for the Stanley Kramer film of the same name starring the great Vivien Leigh in her last film performance, a film which won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Robert Clatworthy, Joseph Kish) and Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. The moneys earned by Porter from the Novel (including proceeds from the sale of the movie rights -- an amount roughly equivalent to $4,000,000 in today's money) provided her with the financial security she needed to become a full-time author. Signed copies of the book are far from common to the market, especially when in a condition as nice as is this copy. A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket, SIGNED BY KATHERINE ANNE PORTER. SCARCE. Fine / near fine. Item #796

Price: $375.00