New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924. First edition. 8vo, 383pp; yellow cloth stamped in red and black. Ownership signature on front endpaper; last pages roughly opened; some light dampstaining affecting front board and preliminaries; very good in a spine faded dust jacket chipped at the spine ends and along the upper edge. Item #205097
Versatile and prolific, Ben Hecht was a journalist, novelist, short stories writer, playwright, social critic, activist, and finally a virtually ubiquitous screenwriter -- he won two Academy Awards and was nominated for four others. This early novel is uncommon in jacket.