The History of Nora Beckham 1948 Joseph Stanley Pennell SIGNED First Edition


Title: The History of Nora Beckham: A Museum of Home Life

Author: Joseph Stanley Pennell

Description: Signed by Pennell on ffep. First edition with Scribner's 'A' on copyright page. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Light abrasion in upper right corner of ffep where price has been erased, else internally fine. Dust jacket is stuck to rear board. Jacket's rear panel shows some damage; bit of wear to spine ends; not price clipped ($3.00). Volume has been placed in new archival mylar. 330 pages.

The sequel to The History of Rome Hanks, Pennell's acclaimed first novel, published in 1944. In Nora Beckham he continues the story, describing the family's life in turn of the century small town Kansas, focusing on Rome's granddaughter Nora. The story is again narrated by Lee Harrington. Partly inspired by Pennell's own experiences and family life.

Joseph Stanley Pennell (1903-1963) was born in Junction City, Kansas, and moved to Seaside, Oregon, in 1947. Although he had planned a third volume for the Hanks/Beckham series, he only went on to publish one additional book, a collection of his poems entitled Darksome House, issued in 1959.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Place: New York
Year: 1948

Keywords: Kansas, fiction, novel, Junction City, Geary County,

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