THE POWDER KEG. Frances Marion.
THE POWDER KEG
THE POWDER KEG

THE POWDER KEG

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. A sober indictment of substandard conditions and rampant corruption in women's prisons, this sensational novel anticipates by sixty years many of the themes explored in the acclaimed television series Orange Is the New Black. Regarded by many as the most accomplished female screenwriter of the 20th century, Marion (1888-1973) is credited with writing 300 scripts and over 130 produced films. She was the first writer to win two Academy Awards, including one for the prison film The Big House (1930). Inscribed by Marion on the front flyleaf. Octavo. Original blue buckram binding, with purple titles. Mild wear to the corners and tips. The dust jacket is remarkably clean and bright, with a faint stain to the spine heel and some light edgewear. Better than very good. Near fine / Very good. Item #66264

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