First edition of The Great Santini by Pat Conroy.
Octavo, 536pp. Orange cloth, title stamped in black on spine. Top edge stained gray. Black endpapers. First edition with full number line on copyright page. Title rubbed on spine, only affecting first letter. Light shelf wear along bottom edge of boards, spotting along bottom edge of text block. Light toning to spine ends, faint dampstain along lower corner of back cover. Slight lean to text block. Solid binding, clean text throughout. In publisher’s original illustrated dust jacket, retail price $10.00 on front flap, foxing along spine and verso, chipping to top edge of spine, few closed tears along edges of front panel, light shelf wear to back panel. A nice copy of the author’s third novel.
This semi-autobiographical novel was made into a 1979 movie of the same name, starring Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner and Michael O’Keefe.