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1 McCullers, Carson Reflections In A Golden Eye
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1941 First Edition 
Good+ in the publisher's two-toned beige/gray cloth. The spine is stamped in black; the front and rear boards in black and yellow. 183pps. No dustjacket. There is modest fraying at the spine-ends and light touches of soiling and sunning to the cloth. Also, the binding is slightly shaken, though sound, with all pages intact. Internally clean and bright; no previous ownership markings. The author's second novel, later made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, and John Huston.

"...Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, 'Reflections In A Golden Eye' tells the story of Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon, a charming womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious wife, Leonora. Upon the novel's publication in 1941, reviewers were unsure of what to make of its relatively scandalous subject matter. But a critic for Time Magazine wrote, 'In almost any hands, such material would yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama. But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity, insight, and a rare gift of phrase.' Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collapse, her second novel deals with her trademark themes of alienation and unfulfilled loves..."

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