The first paperback edition of The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage.
Octavo, 276pp. Illustrated paperback, photograph of the author on front panel, title on spine. Light rubbing to tips of spine, faint shelf wear, a lightly used copy. Even age toning to leaves. This paperback copy was published by arrangement of the author, as stated on the copyright page. A near fine example.
The Power of the Dog was first issued in 1967 to rave reviews by The New York Times, but limited commercial success. It was reissued in 1982 by the author and again in 2001 by Little, Brown & Company, with a new afterword by Annie Proulx. In 2019, it was announced that Jane Campion would write and direct a film adaptation of the book, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. The film won awards for Best Direction at the Venice International Film Festival, with anticipation that it will garner Oscar nominations in 2022.