New York: Random House, 1979. First Thus: Reprint of 1951 Edition, Second Printing. Cloth. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the Author on the front free endpaper, 8vo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4"), brown cloth with gold lettering on spine and intials "WS" of author on front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped: $24.95) painted by George Salter, 400 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #9651
William Styron (1925 – 2006) was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work. LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS was his first novel published in 1951 to acclaim.
William Styron traces the self-destructive betrayals and infidelities—the heritage of spite and endlessly disappointed love—that afflict the members of a Southern Virginia family and that culminate in the suicide of a beautiful woman.
INSCRIBED & in SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally. Slight wear to the unclipped dust jacket. No previous owner or remainder markings.