Fearing | Kenneth

The Big Clock

First Edition

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    First edition of The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing.

    Octavo, 175pp. Black cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light toning to endpapers and text pages, corners and spine ends bumped, gilt on spine rubbed along publisher’s name. Faint dampstain along fore-edge, not affecting text. Bookseller’s label on rear pastedown endpaper. In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price of $2.50 on front flap, toning to spine, chipping to spine ends and corners, light soiling to covers. Front panel rubbed with chip near spine. A bright example of the author’s most well-known novel.

    Prior to publication, an abridged version of this novel appeared in The American Magazine (October 1946) under the title “The Judas Picture.” In 1948, The Big Clock was adapted into a film noir of the same name, starring Ray Milland, Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Sullivan. An updated version of the film was made in 1987 and titled No Way Out, starring Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman.

    Additional information

    Location Published

    New York

    Publisher

    Harcourt, Brace and Company

    Edition

    First Edition

    Date Published

    1946

    Binding

    Hardcover

    Condition

    Very Good

    Jacket Condition

    Very Good

    Author

    Fearing | Kenneth