CROSS CREEK. by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

CROSS CREEK. by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan < >


Edition: First edition with both the A and the Scribner seal on the copyright page.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Hardcover first edition - Her almost always entertaining account of life in an old farmhouse in an orange grove in a small hamlet in Florida, and especially of the people who lived there, black and white, and in some cases worked for her. Illustrated with drawings by Edward Shenton. While Rawlings was a very beloved writer in Florida, this book inspired a lawsuit by one of the neighbors described in it - on the basis of invasion of privacy. One can also see the other side of Rawlings as mistress to black house servants in the two autobiographies written by Idella Parker, who was her cook at Cross Creek for many years. 368 pp.

Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, foxing in the margins of a few pages, rubbing to the silver lettering on the spine, no dust jacket.

Book ID: 57228
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