Even in Laughter

By: Cassady, Constance (pseud. for Constance Wagner), and Ruth Cardwell

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good

(no dust jacket) [a decent enough copy, but with enough external soiling (and darkening to spine cloth) to give it a somewhat grubby appearance; bumping and slight fraying to upper extremities, old bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.)]. Depression-era novel set in Chicago, examining the effects of the country's economic catastrophe on four different families from four very different levels of the city's social strata: "Rich man, poor man, beggar man and thief are in it, luxury and want, the cream of easy living and the tiger's blood of cruel depravity." (Quoted from the dust jacket, NOT present on this copy of the book.) The New York Times critic commented that "the authors level many a shrewd slant upon the problematic aspects of their theme, with occasional unkindly references to 'whistling in the dark,' 'good times are near again,' and the usual critical observations heard everywhere of President Roosevelt's policies." Uncommon; just ten copies in OCLC (only one of which is in Chicago). Hanna 3645.

Title: Even in Laughter

Author: Cassady, Constance (pseud. for Constance Wagner), and Ruth Cardwell

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1935)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 23993

Keywords: Thirties Chicago Great Depression Family Life Italian Americans