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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

First Edition | First Printing



First edition of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt.

Octavo, [6], 388pp. Green hardcover, black spine, title stamped in green on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page with publisher’s full number line beginning with “2.” Solid text block, slight bend to spine, a near fine example. Includes the “fmr” error on Page 11, line 32. In publisher’s dust jacket, $23.00 retail price on front flap, faint creasing to spine, a touch of rubbing to corners, a near fine example.

John Berendt (b. 1939) is a journalist turned author. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was his first book, spending a record-setting 216 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, tells the true story of the murder trial of Jim Williams in Georgia. This book was adapted into a movie of the same name in 1997, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring John Cusack.

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Location Published

New York


Random House


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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