Give Us This Day [*SIGNED*]

By: Zara, Louis

Price: $75.00

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(price-clipped) [nice solid copy, minor bumping at several corners, some offsetting to endpapers; jacket a bit edgeworn, light scuffing to front panel, a handful of tiny tears and chips, irregular paper loss (1/4"-1/2") at top of spine (no loss of text), some color-fading to spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in a small, neat script at the top of the ffep, and dated one week before the official publication date; the inscription is primarily a five-line quote from the Prologue to Shakespeare's "Henry VIII": "I come no more to make you laugh. [etc.]." Zara's second novel, a leisurely tale of a young man's growth to maturity as he takes over the family's bakery in Chicago (thus following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather), and confronts a seemingly endless series of obstacles over the course of his life from age 14 onward. (A contemporary reviewer ticked them off: "deaths and births, parties and sorrows, the war, the boom and the depression, labor trouble and taxes." In other words, pretty much Life in These Here United States from 1900 through 1935.) A native of Buffalo, New York, Zara went to school and lived in Chicago for about 25 years, at one point writing for radio and eventually moving into publishing, first as an executive of the Ziff-Davis Company and later as editor-in-chief of the adult trade division at the Follett Publishing Company. He earned a reputation early for his long and serious novels -- at a mere 422 pages, this was by far the shortest of his first four books, published between 1935 and 1940 -- and later became known for his historical fiction. Signed by Author

Title: Give Us This Day [*SIGNED*]

Author: Zara, Louis

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1936

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17471

Keywords: Chicago Bakers Marriage Families Bakeries Signed