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SLADE, Caroline
SLADE, Caroline
SLADE, Caroline
SLADE, Caroline
SLADE, Caroline

SLADE, Caroline

Sterile Sun

NY: The Macaulay Company, 1936. Presumed reprint.* 156pp. Octavo; tan textured-paper boards; brown spine titles; dust jacket. Mild shelfwear, some light soiling to textblock edges. Near fine in a good to very good jacket, unclipped ("$2.00") with a number of small chips and two larger ones to head of rear panel.

The first novel by American writer, social worker, and women's rights activist Caroline Slade (1886-1975): a first-person account, notable both for its social realism and its literary merit, of the factors which led the young woman narrator into a life of prostitution.

*This title with mysterious print history, having been issued in virtually identical jackets by both Macaulay Press and Vanguard Press; we have been unable to establish clear priority, but note that most of the standard references (Hanna 3261) cite only the Vanguard edition. Notable differences between the two include: 1) a "$2.00" jacket price on the Macaulay and "$2.75" on the Vanguard, 2) copyright holder on this Macaulay edition given as "Caroline Slade" but as "The Vanguard Press, Inc" on the Vanguard edition. Though both editions are decently represented in OCLC, this Macaulay version is the more uncommon (<1/2 of the Vanguard holdings). Both editions with introduction by John Howard Melish.

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