The Human Comedy - William Saroyan 1943 Harcourt, Brace & Co Book of the Month Club vintage hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Acceptable condition for a used book! Some wear. Dark red boards with black lettering and small illustration on front. First edition for Book-of-the-Month Club, includes a reprint of a circular from the Book-of-the-Month Club News dated Feb 1943. Slight wear to spine and corners. Light stains on back board. First blank page before title pages is torn out at front of the book. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: The place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauley's -- a mother, sister, and three brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of America's second-generation immigrants.. In particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to become one of the fastest telegraph messengers in the West, finds himself caught between reality and illusion as delivering his messages of wartime death, love, and money brings him face-to-face with human emotion at its most naked and raw.

Gentle, poignant and richly autobiographical, this delightful novel shows us the boy becoming the man in a world that even in the midst of war, appears sweeter, safer and more livable than out own.