New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1954. Photos. First Edition Limited to 1,000 COPIES #671. Cloth. SIGNED by the Author on a front endpaper, 8vo, red cloth with silver lettering on spine and facsimile signature of John Dos Passos on front over; archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting faint ancient columns in a reddish field; 310 pages. Weight: 1 lbs. 4 oz. Near Fine / Good +. Item #7328
John Dos Passos (1896 - 1970) was a major American novelist of the post-World War I “Lost Generation.” His writings are often characterized by social criticism of American life. He best known for his trilogy U.S.A.
Most Likely to Succeed is a satirical work based on the author's life at the New Playwrights Theatre in New York City and Hollywood. It deals with a disillusioned playwright-turned-screenwriter who had fallen under the spell of the Communist Party.
SCARCE in so Good a dust jacket (unclipped). Tight, bright, clean with light uniform age-toning. No internal marks, annotations, or remainder marks. Signed on a special preliminary page describing limitation to 1,000 copies.
Unclipped dust jacket with edgewear and some losses (especially to corners and head & foot of spine).