Item #75273 OIL! A Novel. Upton Sinclair.

OIL! A Novel

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. Hardcover. Seventh printing (September, 1927). Praised by Lawrence Clark Powell as "a novel of high California octane," Oil! served as the basis for the motion picture There Will Be Blood (2007). Sinclair (1878-1968) is best known for his 1906 muckraking literary success The Jungle, an expose of the abuse of immigrant labor and the horrible conditions faced by man and beast alike in Chicago's meatpacking industry. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth binding, with yellow stamping. Small "R.H. Macy & Co." embossed stamp to the title page. Light rubbing to the corners and tips. In the uncommon dust jacket, which is a bit toned with some shallow chipping along the top edge; otherwise very good. Zamorano Select 99. Very Good / Very good. Item #75273

Price: $100.00

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